With all the buzz that comes from the selling and purchasing a brand, especially a strong brand like Delta; there has been an element of holding our breath to see if they are going to move overseas or still maintain dedicated facilitates in North America. We are happy to report that Delta Power Equipment Corporation is moving and setting up their new manufacturing, R&D, engineering and administrative facility in Anderson, South Carolina. With the transfer and installment of equipment and machinery from the Jackson, Tennessee; this new location will allow Delta to continue the Made in USA tradition of designing, manufacturing and marketing the world class UNISAW, radial arm saws, line boring machines and BIESEMEYER accessories. Through this transitional period, the complete lines of Delta professional and DIY woodworking equipment and machinery as well as BIESEMEYER professional woodworking accessories will continue to be offered through woodworking distributors and retailers nationwide.
“Passion for this incredibly powerful brand, love of the industry and drive to innovate true, solution-based products and accessories for our loyal customers are some of the most essential values leading our decisions for facility development, team deployment and customer support. We strive to reconnect those loyal emotions of the ‘Old Delta’ with the reality of this ‘New Delta’. Our desire is to show woodworkers that the ‘New Delta’ in Anderson, South Carolina is something to be excited about. We are proud to be a part of this strong heritage of products Made in the USA and to continue the plans set in motion over 90 years ago with the first Delta product: Fulfilling the American woodworker’s dream.”
– Alicia Hicks, Marketing Manager for Delta Power Equipment Corporation
The new Delta facility is located at 5530 Airport Road in Anderson, South Carolina, and is on schedule to have all the equipment in place for training of the manufacturing staff in mid-April, with production runs beginning shortly thereafter. R&D and engineering facilities are also on track to be fully operational by early summer. Delta Power Equipment Corporation will also continue to add administrative, sales, engineering and manufacturing staff and now has 23 employees. When fully staffed, Delta will employ approximately 40 people at its Anderson facility.
“Things are going well and we are on the schedule we set for ourselves when we closed the deal to purchase Delta from Stanley Black & Decker. Everyone at Stanley Black & Decker has been very helpful in smoothing the way for efficient transfer of equipment and data files, ensuring what we expect to be a seamless transition for our customers.”
– Bryan Whiffen, President and CEO of Delta Power Equipment Corporation
Delta Power Equipment Corporation’s management team has extensive power tool and woodworking equipment manufacturing, marketing and sales experience, and a proven track record of innovative product development and superior customer service that exceeds expectations. Just within the executive team, President and CEO Bryan Whiffen has 17 years of experience and Norm MacDonald, Sr. Vice President and COO, has 20 years of experience. Management team members in marketing, sales, engineering, plant management, product sourcing and supply management bring the total to more than 135 years of combined experience. We are excited to track with Delta to see what new directions they will take.
About Delta Power Equipment Corporation
Based in Anderson, South Carolina, the Delta Power Equipment Corporation designs and manufactures portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking machinery and equipment, and related accessories for professional woodworkers. Delta Power Equipment Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chang Type Industrial Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based manufacturing company.