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gwhitsett54

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08-02-2012 06:43 PM

I am new to this site, but I heard a rumor that Delta was closing and it finally spurred me to post something here.
Does anyone know if this is true? I don’t like to rely on rumors, I thought I would ask if anyone had heard anything similar.
Thanks!!


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#1 posted 08-02-2012 06:46 PM

I thought I heard they were opening up a new factory in the US, but that might be old news.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 07:25 PM

”.....I don’t like to rely on rumors,”...But I don’t mind spreading them.

They have changed hands in the last year or so but they do not seem to be closing.

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 07:41 PM

They’re scheduled to attend IWF this month in Atlanta so, looks like they’re still fighting the good fight:)

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 07:45 PM

Wish that they would re-open the huge factory that they had here in Tupelo, MS. It is still for sale.
Bill

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 08:03 PM

They are owned by Dewalt/Portercable. I don’t think they would shut down Delta, if anything you might see Delta name pulled and the larger tools relabled under Dewalt or PC. As is I have seen several very popular Delta items disappear. 1. The bench drill press. it’s not on the company website anymore.

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#6 posted 08-02-2012 08:19 PM

Thanks for the information

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 08:42 PM

As Cliff alluded to, Stanley, Black & Decker (which also owns DeWalt and Porter Cable) sold off the Delta brand last year to another group to be a separate company. They set up manufacturing faclities in Tennessee and have been trying to get rolling. There have been a few hiccups along the way, but they have introduced several new tools in the past several months (new steel frame bandsaw and several new stationary sanders) and last I heard are looking to have even more new items out yet this year.

A lot of old models are not currently available because either 1) they are going to be replaced or 2) the manufacturing machining just isn’t set up, yet. That last has been a headache for dealers and customers, along with just trying to get product. Demand is ahead of the new company’s ability to supply at the moment. Last I knew, Delta is moving forward slowly, but steadily.

Edit: Thanks, bondo. I had the old vs new locations messed up in my head.

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#8 posted 08-02-2012 08:43 PM

This a quote from Wikipedia.

“In January, 2011, Taiwan-based Chang Type Industrial Co., Ltd. purchased the Delta brand from Stanley Black & Decker.[2] Chang Type formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Delta Power Equipment Corp. to own the acquired assets including trademarks, designs and industrial tooling.[1] Chang Type is moving Delta’s production tooling from a Stanley Black & Decker owned facility in Jackson, Tennessee to a facility in Anderson County, South Carolina.[3] Bryan Whiffen is President & Chief Executive Officer and Norm MacDonald is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Chang Type’s Delta Power Equipment Corp. subsidiary.[1]”

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#9 posted 08-03-2012 01:26 AM

Last I heard they were coming to Anderson, SC. Looks like they are tied to TTI / One World Technologies. They also own Ryobi, Ridgid, Milwaulkee and Homelite. I think they make some things for Craftsman as well. I buy a lot of tools at their distribution warehouse in Liberty.

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#10 posted 08-03-2012 03:42 AM

Delta has been bought and sold so many times I think they should post a flow chart. It’s no longer a brand I look at.

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#11 posted 08-03-2012 03:46 AM

Its nothing wrong with buying older model Delta Machinery.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 08-03-2012 04:20 AM

Nothing could be further from the truth. What has happened is Delta is opening a new plant and they also changed where their off shore goods are being made. The New Uni saw will be made here in the good old USA. I work close with Delta on the deltagram project and talk to them weekly. So let the rumor boys know Delta is here to stay.

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