On May 19, 2022 executives from Milwaukee Tool and dignitaries from throughout the state participated in the groundbreaking ceremony at what will become the new site of the estimated 563,000 square foot facility that will make and assemble Milwaukee Tool products.
We are excited to partner with our peer group, Riley Construction on this $60 million design-build project. Technically, the groundbreaking has officially been underway for about a month and a half as far as actually moving dirt, and there is a lot of dirt. It’s an 80-acre site with much to be accomplished in the next 18-24 months.
Milwaukee’s latest expansion will accommodate the company’s growing power tool accessories and power tool business, and will also serve as a centralized repair facility. The new location will create more than 800 new jobs, and is planned to open in mid-2023. They plan to integrate advanced technology and manufacturing equipment at this new location. The facility will house critical accessory manufacturing capabilities, and will join the company’s other service hub in Greenwood, Ind., as one of Milwaukee Tool’s main axis points for service operations.
The company is creating 1,200 jobs, of which 800 will be at the new facility in Grenada and 400 will be at the company’s other locations across Mississippi. According to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), the company will have more than 5,000 employees in Mississippi and MDA Chief Economic Development Officer Bill Cork said Milwaukee Tool will be one of the largest employers in the state following the project’s completion.