Individuals eager to work for the new Milwaukee Tool accessories manufacturing facility planned for construction in Grenada will be employed by one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work, according to one of the top job and recruiting websites in the nation.
Glassdoor, an American website where current and former employees anonymously review companies, recently named Milwaukee Tool the 25th Best Place to Work in 2022.
“Great opportunities for advancement,” one reviewer wrote about the Brookfield, Wis.-based company that is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, hand tools, storage and accessories for professional construction trades worldwide. “Collaborative working environment. Wonderful employee recognition program. Fast paced and fun.”
Glassdoor also allows users to anonymously submit and view salaries as well as search and apply for jobs on its platform.
Matthew Harrison, CEO of the Greater Grenada Partnership and president of the Grenada Chamber of Commerce, believes Milwaukee Tool’s recognition compliments the GGP’s approach to business recruitment.
“To me, it showcases our ability as a community to attract world-class companies that bring a world-class reputation,” Harrison said. “We are being very thoughtful and selective of the kind of companies that we invite into our communities. That’s part of our strategy, it’s always been a part of our strategy – to find companies that are going to bolster our community and be a part of the community fabric, part of the community family. You want companies that are going to bring in the kind of atmosphere, the kind of talent and company values that match the community values.”
In April 2021, Harrison announced that Milwaukee Tool will expand its footprint in Mississippi with the construction of an accessories manufacturing facility in the I-55 Business and Technology Park. Once constructed, the state-of-the-art building will be at least 600,000 square feet with 14 acres under roof, however, since its announcement, the building’s size has varied with talks of it being up to 1.2 million square feet.
Initially, the Milwaukee Tool site will provide 800 new jobs for the area, but the manufacturer has committed to creating 400 more jobs to be added to any of its existing Mississippi locations in Greenwood, Jackson, Olive Branch or at the new Grenada location.
Milwaukee Tool last expanded in Mississippi in February 2020, adding a new distribution center in Olive Branch. The company’s expansion in Grenada represents a $60 million corporate investment in advanced technology and manufacturing equipment to support the operation. Available jobs will include machine operators, technicians, warehousing/inventory, shipping/receiving, engineering and management roles.
Milwaukee Tool expects to announce ground breaking for the facility in the coming weeks.