Stan­ley-Proto to Lo­cate in New­ton In­dus­trial Park

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

Stan­ley-Proto In­dus­trial Tools an­nounced to­day that it leased the spec­u­la­tive build­ing in Cov­ing­ton-New­ton County In­dus­trial Park. The 207,738 square foot fa­cil­ity, lo­cated at the in­ter­sec­tion of High­way 36 and Al­covy Road, will be used as Stan­ley-Proto’s new na­tional dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter as well as its head­quar­ters. The an­nounce­ment, made from the com­pany’s head­quar­ters in New Bri­tain, Conn., brings to an end a two-year ef­fort on the part of the city, New­ton County, and Patillo Con­struc­tion Com­pany to place a ten­ant on the build­ing.

Stan­ley-Proto will be join­ing The John Har­land Com­pany in the In­dus­trial Park. Har­land an­nounced its April plans to lo­cate in the park and the com­pany has be­gun con­struc­tion on a build­ing there.

Stan­ley-Proto In­dus­trial Tools Di­vi­sion was formed when the Proto-In­dus­trial Hand Tools busi­ness of Inger­soll-Rand re­cently was ac­quired by Stan­ley Works and com­bined with Stan­ley’s new ex­ist­ing In­dus­trial Hand Tool busi­ness. Head­quar­tered in New Bed­ford, the Stan­ley Works is a world­wide mar­keter and man­u­fac­turer of qual­ity con­sumer, builders and in­dus­trial prod­ucts, in­clud­ing tools, hard­ware and com­ple­men­tary prod­ucts for the home, fac­tory and the build­ing in­dus­try.

Garo Az­navourian, pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of Stan­ley-Proto, said that the di­vi­sion plans to em­ploy about 250 people in the new lo­ca­tion and will trans­fer ap­prox­i­mately 25 fam­i­lies to the At­lanta area by late sum­mer.

He said that the build­ing will be com­pleted to meet Stan­ley’s re­quire­ments, with oc­cu­pancy sched­uled for Septem­ber.

“We are ex­cited not only with the op­por­tu­ni­ties for our new di­vi­sion, but also in re­lo­cat­ing into this area and meet­ing our new neigh­bors,” Az­navourian said.

Jim Top­ple, vice pres­i­dent of Patillo Con­struc­tion Com­pany, which built and will be leas­ing the build­ing, said in a state­ment an­nounc­ing the move of Stan­ley to Cov­ing­ton that, “Stan­ley-Proto In­dus­trial tools is our first ma­jor ten­ant.”

“Not only will this new di­vi­sion’s head­quar­ters and dis­tri­bu­tion cen­ter mean more jobs for the area, but it will help us at­tract the qual­ity com­pa­nies sought by the New­ton County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers, the Cov­ing­ton City Coun­cil and the New­ton County Cham­ber of Com­merce.”

The leas­ing ar­range­ment was fi­nal­ized with Jim Top­ple of Patillo and Bruce Lane­hart of Cald­well Banker.

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