June 2, 2014

Milwaukee Tool announced the acquisition of the Empire Level business based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

With a history dating back to 1919, Empire Level is a fully integrated solutions provider in the layout and measurement product categories. It’s also described as the leading U.S. manufacturer of levels, squares, layout tools, and safety and utility tape.

September 10, 2013

How can you tell a counterfeit from the real thing? According to Mukwonago, Wis.-based Empire Level, the screws of its genuine Torpedo level are hidden on the side. Also, counterfeits squeak when twisted.

The company says it is working aggressively to stop counterfeiting of its levels in two ways: blocking the import of knock-offs and pushing for removal of counterfeits from store shelves. The company has issued dozens of cease-and-desist letters to Chinese suppliers, as well as U.S. distributors and retailers dealing in the counterfeits.

November 9, 2012

Mukwonago, Wis.-based Empire Level launched a line of Magnetic Billet Torpedo levels constructed of anodized aluminum alloy for strength and durability, and they’re available in 5.5-in. and 8.5-in. sizes.