Milwaukee Tool held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new 200,000 square foot office expansion to their Corporate Headquarters located at 13135 West Lisbon Avenue in Brookfield, WI. The hand and heavy-duty power tool manufacturer is building a four-story office building as part of the $33 million expansion project announced last November. Milwaukee Tool expects to hire nearly 600 workers in the next five years driven by this expansion.
Hunzinger is the Construction Manager on the project that is designed by Stephen Perry Smith Architects and is developed by Wangard Partners, Inc.
Governor Scott Walker along with Milwaukee Tool Group President Steve Richman, City of Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Gale Klappa, co-chair of Milwaukee 7 and chairman and CEO of WEC Energy Group all spoke at the ceremony.
“Wisconsin is strong, and continues to move forward,” Governor Scott Walker said at the groundbreaking in Brookfield. “More people are working, fewer are unemployed and our businesses continue to grow throughout the state. We’re happy to be here in Brookfield today to celebrate the expansion of Milwaukee Tool and work with them to provide state income tax credits for employee retention, job creation and capital investment.” The Milwaukee Tool expansion is a collaborative effort between the company, the city of Brookfield, Milwaukee 7 and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC).
“We are very proud to be selected as the Construction Manager for Milwaukee Tool’s expansion. Milwaukee Tool is the preferred brand of professional builders,” said John Hunzinger, President Hunzinger Construction Company. “As a business also headquartered in Brookfield, it is very gratifying to participate in the city’s growth.”
Read the Governor’s Statement here.
Read more about the Milwaukee Tool expansion in the Biz Times.
Watch Fox 6 coverage of the event here.