Delta Machinery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Delta Power Equipment Corp.
TypePrivate (subsidiary of Chang Type Industrial Co., Ltd.)
PredecessorDelta Machinery division of Stanley Black & Decker
Founded1919; 104 years ago (1919)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
FounderHerbert Tautz
HeadquartersSpartanburg County, South Carolina
Products10" Unisaw
RS830 10" Radial Arm Saw
28-206 14" Band Saw
ParentChang Type Industrial Co., Ltd.
Footnotes / references

Delta Power Equipment Corp. designs, manufactures and distributes power woodworking tools under the Delta Machinery brand.[4]


Delta traces its roots to the Delta Specialty Company founded by Herbert Tautz in 1919 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Based at first in Tautz' garage, Delta Specialty Company thrived, first making small tools for home shops and later expanding into light industrial machinery.

In 1945, Rockwell Manufacturing Company acquired Delta Machinery and renamed it the Delta Power Tool Division of Rockwell Manufacturing Company and continued to manufacture in Milwaukee.[5]

In 1966, Rockwell invented the world's first power miter saw.

In 1981, Rockwell's power tool group was acquired by Pentair and re-branded Delta Machinery.

In 2004, Pentair's Tools group was acquired by Black & Decker.[4]

Current ownership[edit]

In January, 2011, Taiwan-based Chang Type Industrial Co., Ltd. purchased the Delta brand from Stanley Black & Decker.[2] Chang Type formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Delta Power Equipment Corp. to own the acquired assets including trademarks, designs and industrial tooling.[1] Chang Type is moving Delta's production tooling from a Stanley Black & Decker owned facility in Jackson, Tennessee to a facility in Anderson County, South Carolina.[3] Most recently, Delta has purchased an improved facility in Spartanburg, SC and has moved all operations to this location.


  1. ^ a b McKenna 2011.
  2. ^ a b Fink 2011.
  3. ^ a b South Carolina Department of Commerce 2011.
  4. ^ a b Porter-Cable 2011.
  5. ^ "A history of Delta Machinery".
  • Fink, Justin (2011-01-20). "Black & Decker sells Delta". The Taunton Press, Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2011-01-23. Chang Type Industrial Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based manufacturing company, has agreed to purchase the Delta brand of woodworking equipment and machinery from Stanley Black & Decker.
  • McKenna, Tom (2011-01-17). "Updated: Stanley Sells Delta Tools to Taiwanese Company". The Taunton Press, Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-23. Stanley Black & Decker has sold the Delta brand to a Taiwanese company, Chang Type Industrial Co., Ltd., which makes power tools for a number of well-known brands....The new company has been renamed Delta Power Equipment Corp.
  • "Delta History". Porter-Cable. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2011-01-23. The company designs, manufactures and distributes a variety of stationary woodworking tools including electric table saws, band saws, radial arm saws, scroll saws, drilling machines, jointers, planers, mortisers, lathes, grinders and dust collectors for the professional and advanced woodworking markets.
  • "Delta Power Equipment Corporation Announces New Facility in Anderson County". South Carolina Department of Commerce. 2011-01-07. Archived from the original on 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-01-23. The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Anderson County today announced that Delta Power Equipment Corporation, a maker of power tools, will establish its new operations in Anderson County. The company will invest more than $3.6 million and expects to generate 40 new jobs.

External links[edit]