M7 news: Leonardo DRS building $56 million facility in Menomonee Falls, creating 220 new jobs
Leonardo DRS Inc. is building a new manufacturing facility and offices in Menomonee Falls to accommodate its growing Naval Power Systems line of business -- a project expected to create up to 220 jobs in southeast Wisconsin.
The company will invest $56 million in a new best-in-class engineering and manufacturing facility to serve as the focal point for most of its business development and production activities.
The facility, expected to open in 2020, will house the design, test and manufacturing facilities for naval and marine power distribution, power conversion, motor controls, drives and automation/control equipment for the U.S. Navy, commercial and international customers.
In an interview with the Milwaukee BizTimes, MMAC president Tim Sheehy said the Milwaukee 7 economic development partnership exhausted all possibilities for the company in Milwaukee before considering other options. The company also was exploring options outside Wisconsin.
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