Milwaukee Tool has announced the opening of Milwaukee Tool – Chicago. Located in the heart of the Windy City, the location will serve as an engineering design and innovation space to accommodate the company’s continued investments into new technology, the company reports.
Milwaukee Tool invested more than $14 million to renovate 70,000-square-feet of space within the historic Old Post Office in Chicago. Approximately 10,000 square feet is dedicated to lab space for design and development of critical new technologies. True to the company’s cross-functional, collaborative culture, this space will be home to multiple disciplines within their Engineering Team, including: Embedded Systems; Firmware; Power Electronics; Systems and Mechanical Engineers; PCB Designers; and Project Leaders. The location will also act as an extension of the company’s global headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
“We’re proud to be part of the fast-growing tech scene in Chicago,” said Steve Richman, group president of Milwaukee Tool. “Our people are our most valued asset and, together, we’ve built a culture that’s unparalleled in the industry. As we push the limits of new technology to deliver the best solutions for our users, we look forward to continuing to recruit, attract, and retain the very best people.”
In the last year, Milwaukee Tool has invested $216 million in domestic expansion projects including Chicago. Its other domestic presences include Greenwood, Grenada, Olive Branch, Clinton and Jackson, Mississippi, as well as in Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee, West Bend, Mukwonago and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Cookeville, Tennessee, and Greenwood, Indiana.
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