NEW BRITAIN - The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network will be the beneficiary of an event commemorating next year’s 175th anniversary of Stanley Black & Decker.
The Stanley Black & Decker 175th Anniversary Gala, “Celebrating the Tools that Built America,” will be held on June 16 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. it will feature a portion of a 60-minute documentary on the company’s history that will debut on CPTV in the fall and will be distributed nationwide.
“We have a deep appreciation for our legacy and our Connecticut roots,” said James Loree, president and chief executive officer of Stanley Black & Decker. “Just as our tools are often used by one neighbor to help another, we think it’s fitting that we kick off our 175th anniversary by helping CPBN, a vital Connecticut institution whose mission is to inform and inspire our community.”
Stanley Black & Decker was founded as The Stanley Works in New Britain in 1843. Frederick T. Stanley began manufacturing bolts and hinges at that time in an armory used in the War of 1812. The company was incorporated in 1852, merged with the Stanley Rule and Level Co. in 1920, and became Stanley Black & Decker upon the acquisition of the Black & Decker Corp. in 2010.
Today, it is the world’s largest tools and storage company and the world’s second largest electronic security company.
“We are proud to celebrate the vibrancy and continued growth of one of our state’s premiere companies,” said Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of CPBN. “The name Stanley Black & Decker sends a strong message around the world that Connecticut is synonymous with quality and invention.”
Tickets for the event are $175 each. For more information, visit cpbn.org.