In September 1910, two industrial tool designers and engineer, S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker, founded a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland. They called it Black & Decker Manufacturing Company. Their shop has grown beyond anything they could have imagined.
Today, Black & Decker is a global manufacturer and marketer of quality power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology based fastening systems. Black & Decker products and services are marketed in more than 100 countries, and they have manufacturing operations in eleven countries. Throughout businesses, they have established a reputation for product innovation, quality, end-user focus, design, and value. The strong brand names and new product development capabilities enjoy worldwide recognition, and global distribution is unsurpassed in industries.
In September 2010, Black & Decker celebrates a century of unparalleled service, quality and innovation.