New Britain, Conn., April 29, 2008 – The Stanley Works (NYSE: "SWK"), a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools and security solutions, announces Jim Layton of Cherryfield, ME as the winner of the Stanley® Ultimate $10,000 Garage Makeover. Layton’s prize-winning entry was made at EBS Building Supplies in Ellsworth, ME and the good news was delivered by Kasey Kahne of NASCAR’s No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Team, which is sponsored by The Stanley Works.
The Stanley® Ultimate Garage Makeover awarded the Grand Prize winner with a garage makeover package including a Stanley® Garage Storage System and a selection of Stanley tools valued at more than $10,000. The winner was chosen at random from entries that Stanley received from shoppers at over a thousand retailers throughout the United States. In addition to the Grand Prize, ten First Prize winners received a Stanley® FatMax® Xtreme™ Tool Set.
“As a homeowner, you’re always doing something to improve your house,” said Jim Layton, who plans to use his tools to put a new roof on his house this summer. “I’m very pleased and even a bit overwhelmed to receive so many tools, but I’m sure I’ll put them to good use.”
“We are thrilled to help Jim Layton organize his garage and give him the tools to accomplish any construction project he decides to do in the years to come,” said Scott Bannell, Vice President, Brand Marketing at The Stanley Works.
EBS Building Supplies was established in 1959 and has ten branches with nearly 300 employees throughout coastal Maine. Of these branches, three are in Washington County, four in Hancock County, and three in Waldo and Knox Counties. Sales have grown to over $70 million today.
The Stanley Works (NYSE: "SWK") is a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools and security solutions. Consumer products include hand tools, mechanics tools, tool storage, and hardware. Industrial tools include fastening systems, industrial mechanics tools and tool storage, auto assembly tools, storage systems, professional laser measuring and leveling tools and hydraulic attachments. Security Solutions includes the integration and supplying of security systems and access control solutions, including automatic door and locking systems for commercial applications. The Stanley Works utilizes the Stanley Fulfillment System, its proprietary comprehensive continuous improvement program, to achieve total satisfaction wherever our processes touch our customers.
Our innovative Consumer and Industrial products help people utilize their skills, express their creativity and realize their visions on work sites around the globe. Brand names include Stanley®, FatMax®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, La Bounty®, Vidmar®, CST®, David White® and ZAG®. Our Security Solutions brands include Stanley®, Best®, Blick® and Frisco Bay®.