Milwaukee Tool recently announced that it will open a new manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wisconsin, to produce hand tools for professional electricians and utility linemen.
With an initial investment of nearly $26 million, the company is expected to break ground on the new manufacturing plant in April 2020 and begin mass production in early 2021.
“With a focus on core users in the electrical, plumbing and mechanical trades, our strategy for hand tools from the beginning has been to disrupt the market with superior performance, quality and user-driven feature sets,” said Tim Albrecht, president of hand tools for Milwaukee Tool. “As we continue with that strategy, we are thrilled to invest in state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and a skilled labor force — right in the heart of Wisconsin — to deliver the next wave of hand tool innovation to the industry.”
Milwaukee Tool currently has manufacturing and distribution operations located across the United States in Greenwood, Olive Branch and Jackson, Mississippi; as well as in Mukwonago and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Along with the new hand tool manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wisconsin, the company has plans to expand in Cookeville, Tennessee, for power tool manufacturing and assembly; in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, for accessories manufacturing; and in Olive Branch, Mississippi, for a new distribution facility.
For more information, visit www.MilwaukeeTool.com.