July 20, 2011

Tool manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker reported net sales of $2.62 billion for its second quarter, an increase from $2.37 billion in the same period a year ago.

Net income for the New Britain, Conn., company was $197.3 million, up from $45.8 million in the second period last year. 

June 29, 2011

Innovation has not escaped the attention of the following home improvement companies. July’s New Product Showcase features goods from eco-friendly cleaners to a heated jacket and everything in between. Make sure to sign up for the HCN Daily and check out homechannelnews.com for the industry’s brightest product ideas.

June 9, 2011

The latest addition to Makita's LXT Series of lithium-ion-powered tools is the new cordless die grinder.

“With 25,000 RPM and 18 volts of lithium-ion power, it is another trade solution for pros working in plumbing, automotive, service and maintenance," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita product manager, cordless tools.

January 4, 2011

Safety concerns over the air transport of lithium batteries – and proposed federal regulations governing their shipment – has caused some sparks among U.S. trading partners, according to an article in the Washington Post.

November 2, 2008

The market for cordless power tools may be feeling the effects of a soft economy,...

September 3, 2008

There have been three reports of fires and one report of a consumer suffering burns...

January 13, 2008

New products are the lifeblood of home improvement retailing. To mark the new year, our...

October 21, 2007

The industry’s manufacturers are offering retailers the opportunity to build their power tool assortments around...