Stanley Black & Decker celebrates producing 4 Million compressors by honoring local first responders and military

By: Julie Daniels, Communications Coordinator on Sep 26, 2016

From left, Don Stephens, Stanley Black & Decker; Sherry Keltner, Jennifer Golden, E911 Dispatch; David Williams, Medical Center EMS; Capt. Max Stewart, City of Jackson Fire Department; Chief Julian Wiser, City of Jackson Police Department; Sgt. 1st Class Tremaine Spencer, Tennessee National Guard Armory; and Don Tucker, Stanley Black & Decker stand in front of their new pancake compressors.

Stanley Black & Decker (SB&D), a world-leading provider of tools and storage, commercial electronic security and engineered fastening systems, celebrated the making of 4 million compressors recently in its Jackson, Tennessee facility. David Williams, Medical Center EMS; Chief Max Stewart, City of Jackson Fire Department; Chief Julian Wiser, City of Jackson Police Department; Jennifer Golden and Sherry Keltner, E911 Dispatch; and Sgt. 1st Class Tremaine Spencer, Tennessee Army National Guard in Jackson were each honored with a custom pancake compressor for service to the community. 

“As firefighters, our trucks and equipment-including tools, allows us to do our job anytime,” said Stewart. “Whenever we receive a tool, like a compressor, we figure out a way to use it on the scene. We appreciate Stanley Black & Decker and their donation today. 

“We value our partnerships with Stanley Black & Decker and what it brings to the community,” said Wiser. “We are thankful to them for the donation of the pancake compressor. We will put it in our new facility to be used by special response vehicles.”

“We wanted to express our gratitude to these agencies for the services they provide to our area,” said Don Stephens, Manufacturing Manager – Compressors, Global Tools and Storage; Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. “Because of their contributions, our facility can continue offering products made in the USA.”

“Our industries do more than create jobs and offer work opportunities,” says Mandy White, Jackson Chamber Senior Vice President, Economic Development. “They invest in making our community a better place to live by supporting efforts such as this.”

SB&D gives back to Jackson/Madison County with in-kind donations of tools for Jackson charitable organizations. They also participate in Jackson’s Relay for Life event that benefits the American Cancer Society and they support United Way.

“We ship our pancake compressors to stores all over North America and are proud to call Jackson home,” says Stephens. “Our workforce, first responders and armed forces work hard to make this region a great place to live and work.”

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