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Chris Wright

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1624 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: black and decker stanley b d

I was walking out of the grocery store tonight when the front page of the Baltimore Sun caught my eye. Black and Decker plans to merge with Stanley Works. Don’t know if anyone else saw this already. Here’s the online article.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bal-bz.merger03nov03,0,6297213.story

Thought I’d let you all know.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken


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BlankMan

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#1 posted 1624 days ago

My concern is Delta and Porter-Cable. We already saw their product lines diminish in favor of DeWalt when in my opinion the like products of Delta and PC were better. I hope Delta isn’t forced to take “cost savings” on the chin. I’ve already lost a number of my contacts at Delta in the past year.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 1624 days ago

Most of these major mergers just result in bigger companies…not at all better ones. Color me skeptical that this will remotely work out for either.

- Behlen
- Waterlox Inc.

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Chris Wright

524 posts in 1979 days


#3 posted 1624 days ago

Well the thing I’m going to hate to see is that there will be a lot of jobs in this area that will be lost due to the merger.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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