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Power Tool Maker Expanding, Adding Jobs
Milwaukee Tool is expanding operations at three Mississippi locations, investing $33.4 million and creating 660 jobs, to accommodate cordless power tool manufacturing, accessory manufacturing and additional distribution capacity.
“Once again, Milwaukee Tool confirms its commitment to doing business in our state by growing its existing operations and providing hundreds of Mississippians with good, stable jobs," says Phil Bryant, governor of MIssissippi. "The state values the partnership we share with Milwaukee Tool and is thrilled to play a role in the industry leader’s continued growth,”
Milwaukee Tool will create the additional jobs at all three of its Mississippi facilities over the next four years. The expansions are planned for the company’s sites in Greenwood, Jackson and Olive Branch.
“Milwaukee Tool is dedicated to driving growth and creating new jobs in the United States,” says Steve Richman, president of Milwaukee Tool Group. “We currently employ over 3,500 people in the USA, more than 1,600 of which are in Mississippi. We are deeply committed to investing in our people as we continue to deliver disruptive innovation and the highest quality products for our users and distribution partners.”
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance for building renovations and site improvements at Milwaukee Tool’s Jackson and Olive Branch locations. MDA is providing assistance for public infrastructure improvements at the Greenwood location. The city of Greenwood is receiving a loan through MDA for the purchase of an existing building and parking lot improvements.
“This is Milwaukee Tool’s fourth expansion in Mississippi since 2012,” says Glenn McCullough, Jr., executive director of MDA. “The company’s success demonstrates the state’s commitment to supporting our corporate partners through dedicated teamwork and providing a business environment that enables companies to achieve their goals in Mississippi.”