350 new jobs: Milwaukee Tool announces proposed expansion of Brookfield product center

BROOKFIELD -- Milwaukee Tool announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30 a proposed expansion at its global product center in Brookfield.

A news release indicates a 114,500 square foot, multi-story building would be built on an existing 3.5 acre lot owned by Milwaukee Tool, bringing the company's global headquarter space from 190,000 square feet, originally, to a proposed total of 504,500 square feet.

This latest expansion will apparently lead to the creation of 350 additional new jobs in the next 5 years.

Steve Richman, Milwaukee Tool Group President, issued this statement:

"This investment is necessary for Milwaukee Tool to continue to deliver disruptive innovation and deliver on our commitment to users and distribution partners in driving productivity on the jobsite."

Milwaukee Tool is working with the City of Brookfield, Milwaukee 7, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Waukesha County Center for Growth officials on the proposed expansion.