Milwaukee Tool expanding in Mississippi, again

Company adding 75 jobs to Greenwood facility

The Milwaukee Tool headquarters on Lisbon Road in Brookfield.

Brookfield-based Milwaukee Tool plans to expand its operations in Mississippi to meet increased product demand, adding 75 jobs and investing $1.5 million.

The Milwaukee Tool headquarters on Lisbon Road in Brookfield.
The Milwaukee Tool headquarters on Lisbon Road in Brookfield.

The positions will be added at the company’s Greenwood, Miss. facility. Ten of the jobs have been filled and the rest will be filled by the end of the year.

Milwaukee Tool invested $16.8 million into the Greenwood operations last year, adding 126 jobs. The company will have 583 employees at the facility and 1,320 in the state of Mississippi.

“Milwaukee Tool is a major economic driver for Greenwood and the Mississippi Delta region,” Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said. “This latest expansion reinforces the company’s commitment to the people of Greenwood and the local community.”

Milwaukee Tool has been undergoing significant growth over the last decade with a focus on new products and serving its core users. BizTimes detailed the company’s growth in a March cover story. 

The company is also in the midst of expanding its headquarters in Brookfield, adding a 200,000-square-foot office building that will make room for 500 new jobs. The project is supported by up to $18 million in state tax credits and a $6 million tax incremental financing district through the city of Brookfield.

A subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Techtronic Industries Co., Milwaukee Tool designs and engineers its products in Brookfield while manufacturing them in Mississippi and other locations around the world.

 

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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