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March 2, 2021

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Makita on the Move with 80-acre Land Acquisition

Makita U.S.A., Inc. let out a stealthy press release this week. The company made an 80-acre land acquisition northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. While we don’t yet know the intended use of the land, Makita clearly looks to be continuing its commitment to future growth in the U.S. market. What we know so far is that […]

Milwaukee Tool Plans Greenwood Indiana Service Facility

Milwaukee Tool Plans Greenwood Indiana Service Facility

Milwaukee Tool is planning an expansion with a Greenwood Indiana service facility and warehouse. By the end of 2025, it should create nearly 500 jobs. Having already visited their Greenwood Mississippi saw blade manufacturing plant, we’re glad to see more expansion. We also wonder what other states have a city of “Greenwood”… The company currently […]

Milwaukee Opening Hand Tools Manufacturing Plant in Wisconsin

Milwaukee continues to expand its footprint in the USA with the announcement of a new vertically integrated manufacturing plant in West Bend, WI. Located 20 minutes from Milwaukee’s headquarters, this new facility will take on the manufacturing of new-to-market hand tools for Pro electricians and utility linemen. What is Milwaukee Saying About the Expansion? “With […]

How Steel Chain Saw Guide Bars are Made

How Steel Chain Saw Guide Bars are Made – Stihl Factory Tour

If you’ve ever wondered how steel chain saw guide bars are made, we’ve got you covered. What looks so simple actually involves a significant process of engineering and manufacturing. A recent visit to the Stihl Plant 2 in Waiblingen-Neustadt, Germany gave us an up-close-and-personal look at how it’s done. Factory Overview About 80 people work […]

How Injection Molding Works

How Injection Molding Works – Visiting the Stihl Plastic Production Center

Stihl has plastic production facilities in the USA, Germany, and also China. We recently got a chance to visit the Stihl plastic production center in Germany while checking out new tools and products. If you ever wondered how injection molding works, our conversation and tour at the plant offered up a ground-level peek at how […]

Milwaukee Tool is expanding US manufacturing

Milwaukee Tool is Expanding US Manufacturing

One of the most consistent nuggets of feedback we receive is about the amount of manufacturing that takes place in China. Businesses have to be profitable and prices have to be reasonable enough for Pros to buy. That combination leads to the global market and manufacturing where it makes the most sense. But today we’re […]

Empire Level US manufacturing tour

Empire Level Manufacturing Tour in Milwaukee

It doesn’t feel all that long ago that Milwaukee Tool acquired Empire Level. Since then, business has soared, and Empire has put out more successful products than ever before. Getting to see how tools get made remains one of the best things we get to do in this line of work. You can certainly watch “How […]

Makita Dallas Distribution Center

Makita Dallas Distribution Center Tour

We love seeing first-hand how tool manufacturers do things. One of the key functions of any manufacturer is distribution. While their Buford manufacturing and assembly plant might have been more tool-tastic, a visit to the brand new Makita Dallas distribution center was also appealing. Just how do you manage and ship tens of thousands of […]