$900MM – Stanley Black And Decker Buys Craftsman

| January 16, 2017

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So this is making more and more sense and could be a genius decision for the black and yellow giant. DeWalt recently released their 40V outdoor power equipment line that includes cordless line trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, and more; however, no mower exists in the lineup. This is a great opportunity for SBD to capitalize on existing manufacturing partnerships and contracts already in play with Sears/Craftsman. Utilizing said relationships, maybe we see a cordless DeWalt/Craftsman lawn tractor in the near future.

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