Milwaukee Tool is expanding its Greenwood, Jackson and Olive Branch locations in Mississippi.
“Once again, Milwaukee Tool confirms its commitment to doing business in our state by growing its existing operations and providing hundreds of Mississippians with good, stable jobs. The state values the partnership we share with Milwaukee Tool and is thrilled to play a role in the industry leader’s continued growth,” said Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
The $33.4 million investment will create 660 additional jobs at all three of its Mississippi facilities over the next four years. These improvements will accommodate cordless power tool and accessory manufacturing as well as additional distribution capacity, officials said.
“We currently employ over 3,500 people in the USA, more than 1,600 of which are in Mississippi. 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,” said Milwaukee Tool Group President Steve Richman. “
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing building renovations and site improvement assistance for the Jackson and Olive Branch locations and public infrastructure improvements assistance for the Greenwood location. The city of Greenwood is also receiving an MDA loan for an existing building purchase and parking lot improvements.
“This is Milwaukee Tool’s fourth expansion in Mississippi since 2012,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “The company’s success demonstrates the state’s commitment to supporting our corporate partners through dedicated teamwork and providing a business environment that enables companies to achieve their goals in Mississippi.”