Milwaukee Tool is expanding operations at three Mississippi locations, investing $33.4 million and creating 660 jobs, the company said. The expansions are planned for the company’s sites in Greenwood, Jackson and Olive Branch.
Milwaukee Tool will create the additional jobs at all three of its Mississippi facilities over the next four years to accommodate cordless power tool manufacturing, accessory manufacturing and additional distribution capacity. The announcement was made with the help of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, who said the state values its partnership with the tool maker
Milwaukee executives described a corporate effort to drive growth and create jobs in the United States.
“We currently employ over 3,500 people in the USA, more than 1,600 of which are in Mississippi,” said Milwaukee Tool Group President Steve Richman. “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 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.