Craftsmen, H.O.G. members to renovate Sturgis Veterans Club

Publish Date: 
Jul 26, 2013

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Craftsman, the mainstream brand for tools and equipment, is hauling a 36 ft. long, fully loaded trailer to the Black Hills this weekend -- in part to make needed repairs at the Sturgis Veterans Club.

The effort is part of the Craftsman "Make A Difference" Tour. Organizations Sears Heroes at Home and Rebuilding Together will work with volunteers from the Craftsman Club, the American Legion and members of the Harley Owners Group to perform plumbing and electrical work, bathroom renovations, landscaping, painting and other chores. Volunteers also will install refrigerators, freezer chests and a washer/dryer donated by Kenmore. Work starts on July 29.

The Sturgis Veterans Club serves American Legion, VFW and Disabled American Veterans.

"Renovating the Sturgis Veterans Club is a great way to kick off a week of rally festivities," said Michael Castleman, president of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard and senior vice president of Sears Holdings. "This project marks the final military rebuild of the tour, and we are thrilled that volunteers and riders are able to come togehter to give back to the military veterans who live in Sturgis."

Craftsman also will do a little business, previewing the new Craftsman/Harley-Davidson co-branded tool storage units that will be sold exclusively through participating Harley dealers nationwide. Each storage unit will feature an all-black, dealer-exclusive design with "Dark Custom" detailing. Products include a three-drawer portable chest, a nine-drawer heavy-duty combo unit, and a 18-drawer, 40 inch. unit with seven drawers on top and 11 on the bottom.

The Dark Custom storage line complements the Vintage Orange product line sold through Sears and Craftsmen.

The Craftsman exhibit will be located alongside the Harley-Davidson exhibit at Third and Lazelle in downtown Sturgis.

Posted by Mary Slepicka