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Welcome to Stanley Black & Decker’s new Makerspace

BY HBSDealer Staff

Stanley Black & Decker has officially opened its new Makerspace in Towson, Maryland, a 4,500-sq.-ft. workshop dedicated to innovation.

The facility will provide space for Stanley Black & Decker employees bringing innovative ideas to life, and it'll serve as a resource to the Greater Baltimore community.

"At Stanley Black & Decker, we are a company of innovators, makers and creators, and this new space will give our employees an environment where they can focus on turning their ideas into real working prototypes that will become the products of the future," said Jeff Ansell, President of Global Tools & Storage for Stanley Black & Decker. "Stanley Black & Decker is built on 175 years of innovation, demonstrated most recently with the launch of our revolutionary DEWALT FLEXVOLT system. As we continue to grow organically and by adding the iconic American brand Craftsman and Lenox and Irwin businesses, we are excited to reinforce that commitment to innovation. By opening a new Makerspace right here in Maryland we are rededicated to not only inventing, but also making the innovations that will change the way we live tomorrow."

Since Black & Decker merged with The Stanley Works in 2010, the company has grown to employ more than 2,100 in the Maryland region, and it has invested about $60 million in facility upgrades.

Stanley Black & Decker has already partnered with local universities to develop a curriculum, framework and toolset for future Makerspaces and to offer a space for students and faculty to work on research projects. A maker program for the public is also expected for sometime in 2018.

"Stanley Black & Decker's new Makerspace creates a collaborative environment where company employees can develop new products, and offers local students and educators access to state-of-the-art resources to pursue research projects," said Governor Larry Hogan. "Maryland's economy continues to be driven by innovation, and having cutting-edge workshops like this one is critical to growing jobs, spurring new advances, and helping our communities thrive."

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