And B & D already is a part of:
1993 – The Company’s new product and service commitment to the consumer
channel of distribution earned it the Vendor of the Year awards from
Wal-Mart, Builders Square, L.G. Cook, BMA, Channel Home Centers, and
several other U.S.A. key accounts. Also launched the selected Elu line
of professional power tools for Europe.
1995 – The new line of DeWalt Professional Power Tools & Accessories
launches in Europe
2003 - Black & Decker ® purchase Baldwin Hardware Corporation and Weiser
Lock Corporation from Masco, for a cash purchase price for the
transaction in the region of $275 million
2004 - Black & Decker ® announce the purchase of the Tools Group from
Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) for approximately $775 million in cash. The
Tools Group, which includes the Porter-Cable, Delta, DeVilbiss Air
Power, Oldham Saw, and FLEX businesses, had sales of $1.08 billion and
operating profit of $82 million in 2003.
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