Gov. Tony Evers today, together with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes, company leaders, and industry partners, celebrated Milwaukee Tool’s newest manufacturing plant opening in West Bend. Earlier this year, Gov. Evers and WEDC announced that they are assisting Milwaukee Tool’s expansion in Wisconsin with an additional $22.5 million in Enterprise Zone tax credits, raising the state’s total investment in the company’s success to $70.5 million.
“Milwaukee Tool has consistently demonstrated their role as a considerable partner of industry here in Wisconsin and today, we’re glad to share in their excitement of the grand opening of this new facility in West Bend,” said Gov. Evers. “I look forward to maintaining our positive partnership with Milwaukee Tool and to continuing our support of their efforts to expand and bring quality, family-supporting jobs to hardworking Wisconsinites.”
Located 20 minutes from Milwaukee Tool’s global R&D headquarters in Brookfield, the 95,000-square-foot facility will manufacture new-to-market hand tools for users in the electrical, plumbing, and mechanical trades, and among the first solutions to be made here will be a line of screwdrivers and pliers. Milwaukee Tool has invested $55 million to build and equip this facility with advanced technology and equipment and has first right of refusal to purchase an additional 20 acres for future expansion, which would accommodate another 225,000 square-feet building.