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Stanley Black & Decker is Closing a Facility in South Carolina

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Stanley Black & Decker filed a WARN notice earlier this month, indicating that it is closing a facility in Fort Mills, South Carolina, with 192 jobs being affected.

According to the notice, layoffs at 4260 Pleasant Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708 are expected to begin on May 10, and end by December 31, 2024.

I reached out to Stanley Black & Decker, and they provided the following statement, with line breaks added for easier readability:

As part of Stanley Black & Decker’s business transformation strategy launched in 2022, and in an effort to optimize its footprint and better serve customers, the Company in 2023 announced changes to its manufacturing and distribution network. This included U.S. site expansions, site transformations into manufacturing centers of excellence, and site consolidation.

As part of this effort, the Company announced the closure of our CMO, South Carolina manufacturing facility. The Company is focused on providing a smooth transition to impacted employees including options for employment at other Stanley Black & Decker facilities, as well as job placement support services. The distribution center in Fort Mill remains open.

“CMO” seems to refer to Stanley Black & Decker’s “Carolinas Manufacturing Operations.”

It is not yet clear whether this is the same location as the Dewalt assembly and distribution facility I toured 9 years ago. That Dewalt facility straddled Charlotte, North Carolina, and Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Thank you to everyone who wrote in about this!