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Milwaukee Tool, a leading developer of jobsite solutions for construction trades worldwide, is proud to announce the opening of Milwaukee Tool, Chicago. Located at the historic Old Post Office. This location will focus on engineering design and innovation, and has space to house over 250 employees.
Milwaukee Tool fosters a culture of disruptive innovation that has led them to pioneer numerous new technologies in the construction industry. For example, its 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.
As Milwaukee Tool continues to pursue advancements in productivity and safety on the jobsite, the level of innovation necessary to design and develop breakthrough solutions requires engineering expertise across many disciplines. The company continues to actively invest in emerging technologies around motors, power electronics, lithium-ion batteries, wireless connectivity and IoT, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence.
"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."
Milwaukee invested more than $14 million to renovate 70,000-square-feet of space within the Old Post Office building. Approximately 10,000 square feet is dedicated to lab space for design and development of critical new technologies. True to the company's cross-functional, collaborative culture, this space will be home to multiple disciplines within its engineering team, including embedded systems; firmware; power electronics; systems and mechanical engineers; PCB designers, and project leaders.
This location will also act as an extension of the company's global headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Tool is one of the fastest-growing brands in the construction industry and is currently hiring key engineering roles for its Chicago office. Engineers who are seeking the thrill of problem-solving and the power to change the future of the construction trades, will have access to the technology and resources to make their ideas a reality. Interested applicants may apply online.