DeWalt and its glorious past are featured on a new episode of the Modern Marvels: Machines series, shown on The History Channel. The episode covers the company’s early innovation, growth, and current production capabilities, and is not to be missed.
We’re about to give away the plot, so be advised. You can watch Season 19, Episode 4 at www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels.
In the show, host Adam Richman chronicles the history of power tools, focusing on Raymond DeWalt’s invention of the first mechanical woodworking saw in 1922 and the company’s achievements that followed. He visits DeWalt’s modern manufacturing facility in Ft. Mill, S.C. that produces up to 100,000 units a week.
“We were proud to have the unique opportunity to showcase our highly digital and sustainable facility, as well as the dedicated employees of Stanley Black & Decker (DeWalt’s parent company),” said plant manager, Brendan Pidgeon, in a statement promoting the episode. “Hopefully this episode gives the country a sneak peek to how rewarding a career in manufacturing can be.”
“What a humbling experience to see our signature black and yellow tools highlighted on The History Channel,” added Stanley Black & Decker CEO Jim Loree. “We hope viewers enjoy getting to see a behind-the-scenes look at how we make the world’s best power tools.”
The episode is a bit of a cliffhanger as Richman takes an impact driver off the production line before it went into packaging, and slides a note into the box, sharing how much he enjoyed making the product.
As of presstime, DeWalt was looking for the buyer of that tool, offering an unspecified prize package. For more, visit www.dewalt.com.
This article was originally published in the October 2021 issue.