Stanley Black & Decker launches Hartford plant

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. ― Stanley Black & Decker held a grand opening for its new manufacturing facility in downtown Hartford, Conn., last week. Mayor Luke Bronin and Governor Ned Lamont were among those in attendance for the launch of Manufactory 4.0, which is designed to help transition to digital factory operations. The facility employs some 50 people in 23,000-square-foot site at Hartford’s Constitution Plaza. “You’ll see if you walk around and observe and kick the tires, this is something … unique in the industry,” said CEO and President Jim Loree. “You will not find a place like this and we searched around the world for a place like this. We finally figured out we had to do it ourselves.”