Milwaukee Tool to get $15M expansion/makeover

GREENWOOD — The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. plant in Greenwood is undergoing a $15 million expansion and reorganization that will double the factory’s manufacturing capacity.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports company engineer Terry Jensen told a civil club this past week that the plant presently splits its operations between assembling power tools and manufacturing saw blades.

Jensen says the assembly operation will shift to Milwaukee Tool’s plant in Jackson.

Jensen says the Greenwood plant will focus on making saw blades, doubling its capacity from three assembly lines to six.

Milwaukee Tool employs about 400 people in Greenwood.

The expansion is expected to be completed by fall 2014.

Milwaukee Tool has a distribution center in Olive Branch. The company is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis.

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