Dewalt celebrates trades in NY (and NYSE)

In a celebration of Dewalt’s 100th anniversary, Stanley Black & Decker President and Chief Executive Officer Donald Allan, Jr. rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on May 14. The company called it a Day of Thanks for tradespeople. With a custom Dewalt truck designed to replicate the brand’s yellow worker’s toolbox, company representatives made several stops today to personally thank New York City’s trade professionals.

Dewalt stopped at jobsites in the city, with coffee, breakfast, and Dewalt gear. Workers had a chance to meet New York Giants Quarterback Tommy DeVito and popular sports radio host Boomer Esiason. They also delivered a total of $100,000 of free tools to trade apprentices throughout New York City, including at the UA Local Union No. 1 Plumbers & Gas-Fitters Training Center.

Stanley Black & Decker Dewalt

“Since 1924, Dewalt has embodied Raymond DeWalt’s legacy of delivering jobsite solutions to industry professionals while supporting the next generation of skilled workers,” said Allan. “It is an honor to celebrate Dewalt’s 100th anniversary at the New York Stock Exchange, not only to recognize the brand’s rich heritage but to also recognize the outstanding contributions of tradespeople across the United States. Today, we are proud to share this milestone with the tradespeople of New York City and express our unwavering appreciation for the work they do to build, maintain, improve, and advance the city.”

Grow The Trades: Applications Now Open 

Today, Dewalt opened applications for its 2024 Grow the Trades Grant program, which is part of its $30 million commitment over five years to support organizations that are skilling, reskilling and upskilling tradespeople. In addition, Dewalt will begin accepting applicants in September for its annual Dewalt Trades Scholarship that provides financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the trades.

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