Milwaukee Tool announced the opening of a new Engineering Design and Innovation Space or “Technology Office” in Chicago, Illinois. Which begged the question: What is this multi-billion dollar tool company planning for this downtown location?
The Big Deal Behind Milwaukee’s Chicago Office
Milwaukee Tool invested over $14 million dollars in this new facility. They renovated 70,000-square-feet of space within the historic Old Post Office in downtown Chicago. The company dedicated nearly 10,000 square feet to use as lab space for the design and development of critical new technologies. As with several Milwaukee Tool facilities we’ve visited, the company plans to use the space across many different areas within their Engineering Team. This includes Embedded Systems; Firmware; Power Electronics; Systems and Mechanical Engineers; PCB Designers; and Project Leaders.
Milwaukee Tool plans to use the Chicago offices as an extension of its global headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The location will focus on design engineering for new products as well as an innovation center for new products and technology.
“We’re proud to be part of the fast-growing tech scene in Chicago. Our People are our most valued asset and, together, we’ve built a Culture that’s unparalleled in the industry. As we push the limits of new technology to deliver the best solutions for our users, we look forward to continuing to recruit, attract, and retain the very best people.”Steve Richman, Group President of Milwaukee Tool
More About Milwaukee Tool Growth & U.S. Investments
Milwaukee Tool is a global company with manufacturing, distribution, and operations presences across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company has designed, engineered, and manufactured products in the United States for nearly 100 years.
In the last year, Milwaukee has invested $216 million in domestic expansion projects including Chicago. Their other domestic presences include Milwaukee Greenwood, Grenada, Olive Branch, Clinton, and Jackson, MS, as well as in Brookfield, Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee, West Bend, Mukwonago, and Sun Prairie, WI, Cookeville, TN, and Greenwood, IN.