Milwaukee Tool will, once again, expand its footprint in the United States with the announcement of a new manufacturing facility in Clinton, Miss. Anticipated to open in November, this new facility will accommodate increased capacity for the company’s growing business.
The project is a more than $7 million corporate investment and is part of the company’s recent commitment to creating 1,200 jobs in Mississippi, Milwaukee says.
“At the core of everything we do at Milwaukee Tool is our dedication to delivering disruptive solutions that drive enhanced safety and productivity for our users. The new Clinton facility, as well as our ongoing investments in U.S. operations and manufacturing, are critical to ensuring we can continuously deliver this innovation to our end users and distribution partners with speed and agility,” says Milwaukee Tool Group President Steve Richman.
Milwaukee will invest more than $7 million to establish the new 357,000 sq.-ft. facility which will act as an expansion of the company’s current facility in Jackson, Miss. During the last decade, the company has grown their employee headcount in the state from 526 in 2010, to more than 3,659 in 2021. The company last expanded in Mississippi in April, announcing plans to construct a facility in Grenada. With the announcement of that expansion, the company committed to creating 1,200 overall jobs in the region within eight years.
Currently, Milwaukee has manufacturing, distribution and operations presences across the nation in Greenwood, Olive Branch, Grenada and Jackson, Miss.; Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee, Mukwonago and Sun Prairie, Wis.; Greenwood, Ind.; and Cookeville, Tenn. The company is also building a new hand tool manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wis., which is anticipated to open in 2022.