Sure, it's not the worst thing that could happen but I'd still prefer it to stay a US owned company making their products in the US. Best of both worlds. First thing Black and Decker does anytime they take over a company is shut the doors down and moves everything to Mexico.Mexico is better than China, no? A lot easier to manage quality control when they're next door. Also, it keeps the costs down because of NAFTA.
Stanley still makes a surprising about of stuff here in the US. The vast majority of stuff that I've looked at made by them is made here. Within the last year or so they've even started making their tool boxes here again. I also researched 2" 18ga brad gun about a year ago and they are the only manufacturer that I could find that still makes one here. Model #BT200KExcept for the Proto tools by stanley and the odd tape measure, have they been making anything in the US anyway? I quit looking at much of stanleys stuff after finding Hencho en China one too many times.