This case involves the alleged theft of trade secrets involving processes and procedures for the assembly of construction equipment. The Plaintiff in this case had worked with the Defendant for a number of years as a subcontractor responsible for the construction of high precision components for a range of power tools. The company had a long history of doing such work and had developed novel, highly efficient processes for doing so. The agreement between the two companies stipulated that the subcontractor conducted its work in a portion of the facility where access by employees of the Defendant firm was restricted. As their contract came to an end, the Defendant locked employees of the Plaintiff firm out of the facility, confiscating the Plaintiff firm’s materials, including CAD designs and schematics, and was reported to be using the Plaintiff’s methods at other plants.