Milwaukee Tool announced an expansion of its operations in Greenwood, Miss. This, along with other investments to Milwaukee Tool facilities in the state, represents a $35 million investment in Milwaukee’s U.S. manufacturing operations over the last four years. Milwaukee Tool has locations in Greenwood, Olive Branch and Jackson in Mississippi.
“Milwaukee Tool is dedicated to driving growth and creating new jobs in the United States,” Milwaukee Tool Group President Steve Richman said. “In the last several years we have created nearly 900 new jobs across the country, more than 250 of which are in Mississippi. We firmly believe that, through investing in our people, we will deliver disruptive innovation and the highest quality products for our users and distribution partners.”
The expansion in Greenwood will create 126 new positions, of which 105 positions have already been filled. This brings the total number employed by the company in Greenwood to 508. Milwaukee Tool employs a total of 891 workers throughout its three Mississippi locations.
“This announcement is great news for the Mississippi Delta as Milwaukee Tool increases its presence in Greenwood and creates new jobs for the region’s workforce. We are committed to partnering with our existing companies like Milwaukee Tool to advance industrial growth throughout the state and we look forward to working with the company again in the future,” Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said. “I thank Milwaukee Tool for its dedication to Greenwood and Mississippi.”
Milwaukee Tool has been building products in the U.S. since 1924. With three manufacturing locations in the U.S., and the expansion of the fourth facility in Greenwood, Miss., U.S. manufacturing continues to be an important part of the company’s global footprint, the company stated.
Pictured above: From left: Jack Bilotta (Milwaukee Tool director of manufacturing), Phil Bryant (Mississippi governor) and Steve Richman (Milwaukee Tool Group President). Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Tool.