Milwaukee Tool has broken ground on 200,000 square foot, four-story expansion of its current headquarters in Brookfield, WI that will cost $35 million and lead to the creation of 600 jobs over the next five years.
The majority of jobs for the power and hand tool manufacturer will be in research and development, engineering and marketing.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said at the groundbreaking the expansion will mean that Milwaukee Tool will become the largest employer in Brookfield.
“Over the last 10 years, Milwaukee Tool has redeveloped 190,000 square-feet of former manufacturing space for their global research and development center. As a result, the company has grown from just over 207 jobs in 2008 to 800 jobs in 2016 at its Brookfield campus,” Walker said.
Milwaukee Tool, a subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Inc., has been a manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories, and hand tools for professionals worldwide since 1924. Although the company is officially Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., it does business as Milwaukee Tool.
"We`re excited about continuing to grow," said Steven Richman, president of the power tool company. “Milwaukee Tool is dedicated to driving growth and creating new jobs in Wisconsin, and throughout the United States. We firmly believe that, through investing in our people, we will deliver disruptive innovation and the highest quality products to our users and distribution partners.”
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