Milwaukee Tool to open USA manufacturing plant in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Tool will expand its footprint in the United States with a new vertically integrated manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wisconsin. Located only 20 minutes from Milwaukee Tool’s Global Headquarters, the facility will manufacture new-to-market hand tools for professional electricians and utility linemen.
“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.”
With an initial expected investment of almost $26 million, Milwaukee Tool will break ground in April 2020 on the new manufacturing plant, 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 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.”