Stanley Black & Decker announced today that the company’s iconic DEWALT tools will be the star of an upcoming “Modern Marvels: Machines” episode on The HISTORY Channel. The episode, part of the show’s season featuring modern machines airs Sunday, August 15 at 10/9c.
The show will visit the company’s Ft. Mill, South Carolina Manufacturing Facility to get an inside look at the production of DEWALT power tools. He discovers how the facility uses cutting edge technology to make cutting edge tools. Between robots, cobots (collaborative robots) and their 650 hard-working employees, a power tool comes off the production line every 30 seconds.
“Our employees have a tremendous sense of pride for what they do, but hosting The HISTORY Channel at our facility brought that to a new level,” said Stanley Black & Decker Plant Manager, Brendan Pidgeon. “Many people have misconceptions on what manufacturing looks like and we were proud to have the unique opportunity to showcase our highly digital and sustainable facility, as well as the dedicated employees of Stanley Black & Decker. Hopefully this episode gives the country a sneak peek to how rewarding a career in manufacturing can be.”
Help Us Find The Mystery Impact Driver #FindThatImpactDriver
The Ft. Mill Manufacturing Facility produces 80-100,000 units every week and sell the products online and in retail stores around the world. One of the highest volume tools in the facility is the DEWALT Impact Driver, making up nearly half of that weekly output. During the filming of this episode, Richman wanted to provide a personal touch for DEWALT fans. He took an Impact Driver off the production line before it went into packaging, and slid a note into the box, sharing how much he enjoyed making the product.
DEWALT is looking for that lucky customer that purchased this Impact Driver with the special note and wants to share in the excitement by sending them a DEWALT prize pack. Hint – you’re looking for a DCF887D2. If you are the recipient, post the personalized note from Adam Richman on our social channels, tagging @DEWALT, @HISTORY and #ModernMarvels. Follow the excitement using #FindThatImpactDriver.
To learn more about the show or view the episode after Sunday’s premiere, visit https://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels.