Weekly Debrief: Master Lock plant closing is yet another blow for Milwaukee

Andrew Weiland and Arthur Thomas from BizTimes Media get together to discuss the news of the week, including Master Lock’s decision to close its Milwaukee plant, eliminating around 330 jobs. The closure represents another piece of bad news for the northwest side of Milwaukee, which has lost Leonardo DRS, Astronautics and others in recent years.

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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.