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Private equity firm acquires General Tools & Instruments

Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

General Tools & Instruments was acquired by High Road Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City. The deal closed on Feb. 4. General’s CEO and senior management team remain at the company’s helm.

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Milwaukee Tool acquires Empire Level

Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

Milwaukee Tool announced the acquisition of the Empire Level business based in Mukwonago, Wis.

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General International has a new owner

Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

DMT Holdings acquired General International Mfg. Co., a Montreal-based manufacturer and supplier of woodworking and metalworking machinery, and its subsidiary General International USA Inc.

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Stanley Black & Decker debuts $10,000 essay contest

Written by Jennifer Hicks Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

Stanley Black & Decker announced the beginning of its Build Your America contest in May, where one charitable organization, non-profit organization or local government agency will win $10,000 to honor its community such as a neighborhood improvement project or renovations to a historical landmark, school, park and recreation center.

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Vermont teachers adapt woodworking skill standards

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00

vermontEight secondary and post-secondary teachers in Vermont have qualified to use the Woodwork Manufacturing Skill Standards as a formal evaluation tool in their classrooms, the result of completing a day-long accreditation class.

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