Milwaukee Tool has announced that they will be expanding their USA footprint with another new manufacturing facility in Clinton, Mississippi.
The new 357,000 square-foot facility is being described as an expansion of the company’s current facility in Jackson, MS.
Milwaukee Tool has not shared any details about their plans for the new manufacturing facility. Our notes show that step drill bits are manufactured at Milwaukee’s Jackson, MS location, and so it is possible that the new facility will also be used to manufacture power tool accessories.
The company has 3,659 employees in Mississippi as of 2021, and they have recently pledged to create 1,200 new jobs in the region within 8 years.
Milwaukee currently employs more than 7,600 people in the USA, and has invested $368 million in domestic expansion projects in the past 5 years.
They recently announced plans for a new manufacturing facility in Grenada, Mississippi, and work has been progressing on a new hand tool manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wisconsin. The new West Bend facility is expected to open in 2022.
Milwaukee currently has a manufacturing, distribution, and operations presence in the following states and cities:
- Olive Branch
- Clinton (coming soon)
- Menomonee Falls
- Sun Prairie
- West Bend (coming soon)
This seems to be a continuing – and welcome – trend for Milwaukee Tool. They announced job-creating expansion plans several years ago, and have continued with that trend, investing in both new and existing facilities.
Milwaukee Tool press materials add that “U.S. manufacturing has been, and will continue to be, a critical part of the company’s global footprint,” and this seems to be a rare example of a company backing up its talk with action.