Mortara to construct Milwaukee facility, add more than 150 jobs

Freeman Staff

Aug. 20, 2015

 Mortara Instrument, Inc. broke ground Thursday on a new manufacturing and distribution facility at 8585 W. Bradley Road in Milwaukee, which is anticipated to create more than 150 new jobs during the next five years.
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MILWAUKEE — Mortara Instrument, Inc. announced Thursday it broke ground on a manufacturing and distribution facility in Milwaukee that is anticipated to create more than 150 new jobs during the next five years.

The Milwaukee-based designer, developer and manufacturer of diagnostic cardiology and patient monitoring technologies is the second largest manufacturer of ECG systems in the world.

According to the announcement, the 64,000-square-foot, air-conditioned, high-tech facility will consolidate and expand Mortara’s manufacturing and distribution operations which are divided between the company’s headquarters building and its warehousing operation on Sleske Drive in Milwaukee.

“I am proud of our continued growth and our increasing prominence in the market and in our community,” Justin Mortara, CEO of Mortara Instrument said in a statement. “We’re excited to further invest in our community and truly live out our promise that all Mortara products are — ‘Built with Pride in Milwaukee.’”

In March 2015, Mortara purchased a one-and-a-half-acre parcel of land at 8585 W. Bradley Road in Milwaukee, near the company’s existing headquarters.

“Mortara’s investment in Milwaukee pays dividends for our entire community. Mortara’s success means more jobs and more economic activity in our city,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement. “I congratulate Mortara and thank the company for the continuing commitment to build its products with pride in Milwaukee.”

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has authorized Mortara to receive up to $700,000 in state tax credits during a five-year period. The actual amount of credits the company will earn is contingent upon the company meeting specific job creation and wage level requirements.