WASHINGTON, April 8—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced that DEWALT, a Stanley Black & Decker brand and U.S. manufacturer of professional products, will power the National Student Chapter Network as the program sponsor for the next three years.

“More than 45 colleges and universities across the country belong to ABC’s National Student Chapter Network, which is filled with our future construction leaders, and it is a privilege to work alongside DEWALT to provide world-class skills and innovative products,” said Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development. “America’s economic engine is fueled by a workforce equipped with durable and transferable skill sets and products. Relationships like these provide the right tools to our future workforce to cultivate long-lasting and rewarding career opportunities.”

“As part of its mission to lead the charge for the jobsite of the future, DEWALT supports ABC’s workforce development initiatives,” said Maria Ford, president of Stanley Black & Decker’s Global Tools and Storage’s Commercial & Industrial division. “We support these students as they gain the education and skills necessary to secure jobs within the construction industry, revitalize communities and build a better world. The skills gap is an immense challenge facing the global workforce today, and Stanley Black & Decker, with brands like DEWALT, is creating new career development pathways both within the company as well as in the communities where we operate, helping to inspire new generations to pursue the careers of the future.”

DEWALT, which utilizes breakthrough innovation to focus on safe, productive and profitable solutions for the enterprise contractor, also serves as the presenting sponsor of ABC’s annual Construction Management Competition, the premier competition for the National Student Chapter Network. ABC’s 2021 Construction Management Competition is currently underway virtually; the winners will be announced next week.

About ABC’s National Student Chapter Network: ABC chapters facilitate the interaction between member firms and student chapters through a variety of construction industry association and school events, including membership meetings, guest speakers, internships, community service projects, fundraisers, career fairs and jobsite tours. As a member of an ABC student chapter, students have the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the construction industry while learning the importance of the merit shop philosophy. Learn more at abc.org/ncsn.

About Associated Builders and Contractors:

Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org  

About Stanley Black & Decker:

Stanley Black & Decker is a purpose-driven, $14.5 billion revenue industrial organization. Stanley Black & Decker has 53,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world's largest tools and storage business, the world's second-largest commercial electronic security services company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company's iconic brands include BLACK+DECKER, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, IRWIN, LENOX, Porter Cable and STANLEY. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place. Learn more at stanleyblackanddecker.com.