Milwaukee Tool opened the company's newest manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wisconsin. The $55 million project is expected to create 150 jobs.
Located 20 minutes from the company’s global R&D headquarters in Brookfield, the 95,000-square-foot facility will manufacture new, innovative Hand Tools for the Electrical, Power Utility, Plumbing, and Mechanical trades; among the first solutions to be made here will be cutting pliers and screwdrivers.
"This state-of-the-art facility, and the people who work here, will play a critical role in delivering the next wave of hand tool innovation to the industry," said Tim Albrecht, President of Hand Tools, Storage & PPE for Milwaukee Tool. "Wisconsin has been our company's home for nearly 100 years, we're thrilled to continue our growth here where we've been able to recruit some of the best talent in the country."
Founded in 1924 Milwaukee Tool is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that increase productivity and safety. Milwaukee® is known for their world-leading M12™, M18™, and MX FUEL™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their cordless innovations, safety solutions, battery-powered outdoor power equipment, jobsite lighting and clean-up, time-saving accessories, and innovative hand tool and PACKOUT™ Modular Storage products.
"Milwaukee Tool is an iconic global brand that, by its name alone, makes our state synonymous with quality manufacturing," said Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes. "As Milwaukee Tool has grown its investments in Wisconsin, WEDC has been pleased to invest in Milwaukee Tool."
"Milwaukee Tool's remarkable growth makes it one of the Milwaukee region's greatest success stories," said Gale Klappa, co-chair of Milwaukee 7 and Executive Chairman of WEC Energy Group. "With the opening of their first manufacturing facility in Southeastern Wisconsin, adding to the significant headquarters and research and development presence they already have here, Milwaukee Tool joins a long list of companies designing and producing highly engineered and technical products, products that are exported globally from this region every day."