Milwaukee Tool building $26M plant in West Bend to manufacture hand tools

Published Monday, January 27, 2020

Milwaukee Tool will once again expand its footprint in the United States with the announcement of a new vertically integrated manufacturing plant in West Bend, WI. Located only 20 minutes from Milwaukee Tool’s Global Headquarters, the facility will manufacture new-to-market Hand Tools for professional electricians and utility linemen.


Income growth puts Wisconsin tax burden at lowest level since at least 1970

Published Thursday, January 9, 2020

Growth in personal income helped push the share of income Wisconsinites pay in state and local taxes down to 10.3%, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.


Logistics firm Trifinity moving 61 jobs to Kenosha from 'triangle of taxation death' in Illinois

Published Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Jim Merlo is moving his company Trifinity Specialized Distribution and 61 jobs from Illinois to Kenosha, where he said his real estate taxes will be 37% lower


Milwaukee Tool plans $100 million Menomonee Falls campus, create 870 jobs

Published Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Milwaukee Tool plans to create 870 jobs in Wisconsin and build a $100 million new campus in Menomonee Falls by 2025, further expanding its research and development work for power tools that are sold globally.


Brookings Institution list of innovation hotspots includes Madison, Milwaukee

Published Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Brookings Institution is highlighting Madison and Milwaukee as potential hotspots for tech innovation and economic growth.


Foxconn announces $31 million in construction contracts

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Foxconn Technology Group and GIlbane│Exyte on Monday announced four subcontract awards for Foxconn’s nearly 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant.


Uline will add two buildings and 350 jobs in Kenosha with $130 million expansion

Published Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Pleasant Prairie-based Uline Inc. now plans to build two new distribution centers along I-94, a $130 million project that would add 350 jobs, according to documents submitted to the city of Kenosha.


Komatsu plans March 12 construction start for new manufacturing facility

Published Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Komatsu Mining Corp. plans to break ground on its new Milwaukee manufacturing building on March 12, and commence construction on its new headquarters office about two months later on May 22.

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