Founded in: 1924
What they do: Milwaukee Tool is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of professional, heavy-duty power tools and accessories.
How they’re growing: The company recently announced plans to embark on a 200,000-square-foot expansion of its headquarters, a project that is expected to create nearly 600 jobs in the next five years. The expansion will include a new four-story office building connected to the current facility, as well as the hiring of hundreds of new employees, making Milwaukee Tool the largest employer in Brookfield.
What they’re saying: “These are precisely the kind of high-skill, family-supporting jobs that we want. We know the company could have placed these jobs in another locale. We appreciate Milwaukee Tool’s investment in our region.” – Jim Paetsch, Vice President of Corporate Relocation, Expansion and Attraction, Milwaukee 7