City of West Bend closes deal with Milwaukee Tool

WEST BEND -- The City of West Bend announced on Tuesday, June 2 that it has officially closed on the first purchase of land within its new 216-acre industrial park, West Bend Manufacturing Center, with the sale of 22 acres to Schwer, Pflicht & Werkzeug Properties, LLC, on behalf of Milwaukee Tool.

The property is located along River Road (north of County Highway NN).

A news release indicates Milwaukee Tool purchased the site for one dollar with the agreement to build a new 94,700 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, to be valued at a minimum of $10 million. The facility will manufacture new-to-market hand tools for professional electricians and utility linemen.

Milwaukee Tool plans to create 50 full-time jobs in West Bend within three years -- and is projected to provide up to 100 jobs by 2025.