WEST BEND, WI—Milwaukee Tool has opened the company’s newest assembly plant here. The $55 million project is expected to create 150 jobs.

Located 20 minutes from the company’s global R&D headquarters in Brookfield, WI, the 95,000-square-foot facility will assemble hand tools for the electrical, power utility, plumbing and mechanical trades. Among the first tools to be made at the plant will be cutting pliers and screwdrivers.

“This state-of-the-art facility, and the people who work here, will play a critical role in delivering the next wave of hand tool innovation to the industry,” says Tim Albrecht, president of hand tools, storage and PPE for Milwaukee Tool. “Wisconsin has been our company’s home for nearly 100 years. We’re thrilled to continue our growth here, where we’ve been able to recruit some of the best talent in the country.”