Cutting, drilling, grinding, sanding, and demolishing are a little easier thanks to Makita U.S.A. The company makes more than 400 industrial-quality power tools, including drills, saws, wrenches, routers, sanders, blowers, vacuums, compressors, and power generators, as well as accessories for those tools. Makita U.S.A. has a manufacturing plant in Georgia, four distribution facilities, and more than 600 authorized service centers throughout the US. Established in 1970, the company is a subsidiary of global power tool manufacturer Makita Corporation.
With new home construction declining as a result of the subprime loan crisis and subsequent economic turmoil, Makita U.S.A. faces a shrinking power tool market. The company still manages to grow in North America, however, capturing market share from competitors with its innovative tool designs. In recent years it has released cordless lithium-ion battery-powered drills, grinders, vacuums, and other tools. – less