The Stanley Works was formed by the 1920 merger of Stanley’s Bolt Manufacturer and Stanley Rule and Level Company.
In 1937 the company expanded internationally when it acquired J.A. Chapman of Sheffield, England. The company has continued to grow the national and international acquisitions.
In 2009 The Stanley Works merged with Black & Decker to create the new company Stanley Black & Decker.
Today Stanley Black & Decker is a top US toolmaker, producing power tools, pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools, and mechanics tools under the brands Dustbuster, Pfister, Kwikset, Bostitch, Mac Tools, DEWALT, Stanley, and Black & Decker.
Stanley Black & Decker trades publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SWK, is a member of the S&P 500, is #255 in the Fortune 500, has 50,700 employees, and had $11.34 billion in revenue in 2013.