About Us

Over a century of DIY innovation

Since our founding in 1910, we’ve been at the very forefront of DIY product innovation. From the iconic BLACK+DECKER Workmate® to the world’s first cordless drill and hedge trimmer, we’ve used ingenuity and integrity to help people turn their houses into homes.


From a modest machine shop in Baltimore to the surface of the moon, we’ve proudly provided innovative solutions for over a century. Discover the pioneering history of BLACK+DECKER.