Milwaukee Tool formally announces expansion 
in Greenwood

Freeman Staff

June 20, 2015

GREENWOOD, Miss. - Milwaukee Tool has announced the expansion of its Greenwood operation with the creation of 126 new jobs - 105 of which have already been filled. The announcement came Friday in Greenwood by company officials and Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant.

The project represents a corporate investment of $16.8 million. It brings the total number people employed by the company in Greenwood to 508.

The Brookfield-based company now has a total of 891 workers in Greenwood, Jackson and Olive Branch.

The state provided a $2.5 million for infrastructure improvements at the new facility plus $500,000 for renovations at its current site. The $2.5 million is renovation of the first 100,000 square feet of the new facility, leaving 100,000 square feet available for future expansions.

The building was formerly occupied by Friction Holdings, a brake manufacturer.