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Milwaukee Tool Announces Plans for West Bend, WI-Based Facility

Jan. 24, 2020
The manufacturing plant will focus on new-to-market hand tools for electricians and utility linemen.

Milwaukee Tool, Milwaukee, WI, recently announced that it will be opening a new vertically integrated manufacturing plant in West Bend, WI, located 20 minutes from the company’s global headquarters. The facility will manufacture new-to-market hand tools for professional electricians and utility linemen.

With an initial expected investment of almost $26 million, Milwaukee Tool will break ground in April 2020 and expects mass production to begin in early 2021.

“We will continue to invest, we will continue to grow, and we will continue to change the game,” said Steve Richman, group president of Milwaukee Tool, in the press release. “In 2020 alone, we will invest over $100 million and create 350 jobs in the United States to diversify our operations and better serve the professional trades.”

Currently, the company has manufacturing and distribution operations around the nation in Greenwood, Olive Branch and Jackson, MS, along with Mukwonago and Sun Prairie, WI. Along with this West Bend, WI-plan, other expansions in 2020 include operations in Cookevill, TN, for power tool manufacturing and assemply; in Sun Prairie, WI, for accessories manufacturing; and in Olive Branch, MS, for a new 766,000-sq-ft distribution facility. 

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