Milwaukee Tool will be closing their Clinton, Mississippi facility later this year.
The Clinton facility was only in operation for a short time, and was first announced in 2021.
According to news reports, efforts are being made to move affected employees to Milwaukee Tool’s other Mississippi locations.
Upon request, Milwaukee Tool provided the following statement:
We’ve recently made the decision to transition operations out of our Clinton facility and relocate these activities to our other facilities, thus improving the overall performance of our supply chain. Despite this difficult decision, we remain confident in our ongoing success and future growth. In the last 5 years we have invested more than $702 million in our U.S. operations, and we have grown our employee population across the country by over 180%. We proudly employ more than 10,000 people in the U.S., and over 4,000 are in Mississippi. The State of Mississippi remains a critical partner for our operations as we continue to deliver innovative solutions to our users and distributor partners.
I asked for additional information, to better understand the context and implications, and was told the following:
We’re going to be making use out of the available space at other facilities when transferring Clinton’s activities.
The close of the plant will take until Q4. Unfortunately, 150 employees are impacted. We’re developing support options for them, as well as working on opportunities for them to move to one of our other locations.
Milwaukee made it very clear that the decision to close the Clinton facility is not a reflection of poor performance, but an effort to maximize efficiency across their domestic operational footprint.