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Milwaukee Unveils ‘New Tech’ Office

The company announced the opening of its Milwaukee Tool-Chicago engineering office, located at the city’s historic Old Post Office.
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Milwaukee Tool, a developer of jobsite solutions for construction trades worldwide based in Brookfield, Wisconsin, says it is opening an “Engineering ‘New Technology’ Office” in Chicago.

The office, located at the city’s Old Post Office at 433 West Van Buren St., is expected to focus on engineering design and innovation and has space to house more than 250 employees.

“Milwaukee Tool fosters a culture of disruptive innovation that has led them to pioneer numerous new technologies in the construction industry,” the company said in a statement. “For example, their revolutionary M12 and M18 cordless systems continue to push the boundaries of cordless tool performance for users across the globe. Over the last decade the company has experienced incredible double-digit growth globally and currently employs more than 10,000 people in the United States. Chicago’s flourishing ecosystem of technical talent is one of many reasons Milwaukee chose to expand to the city.”

The company said it has invested more than $14 million to renovate 70,000-square-feet of space within the Old Post Office building. About 10,000 square feet will be dedicated to lab space for design and development of critical new technologies

Milwaukee said this space will be home to multiple disciplines within their Engineering Team, including: Embedded Systems; Firmware; Power Electronics; Systems and Mechanical Engineers; PCB Designers, and; Project Leaders. The location will also act as an “extension of the company’s global headquarters” in Brookfield, Wisconsin, the company said.

“Our People are our most valued asset. As we continue to push the limits of new technology to deliver the best solutions for our users, an expansion into Chicago was an obvious choice,” said Steve Richman, Milwaukee Tool group president. “This city has a fast-growing tech scene that draws diverse technical talent from around the country. We are thrilled to partner with Chicago to attract, retain, and recruit the very best people, as we continue building a Culture that’s unparalleled in our industry.”

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