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Manufacturing company Milwaukee Tool celebrated the opening of a new facility in West Bend, Wisconsin. The facility is a 95,000-square-foot facility that received a $55 million investment and will create 150 jobs. The new facility will produce tools for the utility, electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades. Screwdrivers and cutting pliers are planned as the first products.
Jobs created by the facility include engineers, operators, service technicians, quality technicians and material handlers. The factory is the first at the West Bend Manufacturing Center, a new 216-acre industrial park. It is also 20 minutes from Milwaukee Tool’s global R&D headquarters.
Tim Albrecht, Milwaukee Tool’s President of Hand Tools, Storage & PPE, said the facility will deliver the “next wave of hand tool innovation” to the manufacturing industry.
The Milwaukee 7, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and local officials were on hand to celebrate the opening.
Missy Hughes, CEO and Secretary of WEDC, praised the new location and said Milwaukee Tool contributes to quality manufacturing in the state of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Tool employs more than 3,700 people in the state.
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