Festool announced that it started producing its FS guide rails, an integral system component and accessory of many of its power tools, at the company’s North American headquarters in Lebanon, Ind. Festool plans to expand its Lebanon-based manufacturing facilities for additional production lines and other products in the future.
The guide rails, produced with U.S.-sourced material, will begin shipping throughout the U.S. and Canadian markets in late 2017, according to the company.
The guide rails are aluminum tracks that work in collaboration with some of Festool’s most popular products, including its track saws, routers and jigsaws.
“German engineering and American manufacturing is a powerful combination,” Festool USA CEO Ole Held said in a statement. “Launching a U.S. production line will allow us to expand the Festool presence in North America and strengthen our commitment to create innovative, precise, superior quality products.”