The company invest heavily in R & D and require ever-larger premises to accommodate their work, as revealed by Festool Powe Tools's recent announcement of a large-scale expansion project.
This can only be good news for the millions of professional builders, joiners and other construction workers as well as dedicated DIYers who are fans of Festool’s unique brand of power tools, as larger premises means a better ability to produce and supply the designs of the future. Innovation after innovation has flowed from the highly-respected company through the years and the new premises will enable this flow to continue unabated, meeting the ever-changing requirements of the industry.
The Lebanon City Council in Indiana, USA, recently approved a ten-year tax abatement for Festool to expand its facilities in the prestigious Lebanon Business Park. With a proposed size of 50,000 sq ft, the new site will mainly be used to facilitate the company’s sales and distribution operations in the USA.
55 new jobs will be created in the process, a fact that has rightly pleased the residents of Boone County where the Lebanon Business Park is located. Festool’s legal counsellor, Jeff Jacob, mentioned that a full 85% of its employees at the current site are Boone County residents and said: “We believe Festool is exactly what you’re looking for.. we’ve come into Boone Country and grown, in fact exploded”.
Currently, Festool employ 38 people at their premises in Lebanon, who between them manage the receipt, storage and transportation/delivery of Festool power tools to the USA from their birthplace in Germany. Speaking about the expansion and tax abatement, the Executive Director of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation Molly Whitehead said simply: “This is a sign that what we’re doing here is working.”
Mercer & Sons Architectural Ironmongery are extremely proud to number among Festool’s chosen suppliers, as we have for many years throughout the development of the company. Our ‘New In’ section offers instant access to the latest power tools to be produced by Festool and our staff have been trained directly by the company to be able to offer the clearest, most competent advice and support.