Since 1924, Milwaukee Tool has been committed to innovation, quality and performance. The industry-leading manufacturer of versatile, heavy-duty power tools, accessories and hand tools meets the demanding needs of the plumbing, electrical, HVAC and MRO trades — and has renewed its dedication to these core trades throughout the past decade.

“The relationships we build both at a local and national level within trade organizations like SMACNA National and SMACNA Greater Chicago enable us to more fully understand the needs of those purchasing and using our products,” said Jamie Lindsey, Milwaukee Tool jobsite solutions market manager. “Our goal as a company is to be the ultimate solutions provider for our users, and we know that supporting and building up the industry as a whole is imperative to continued success for both us and our customers.”

Since the creation of the first portable, one-handed drill more than 90 years ago, Milwaukee Tool has produced more than 500 industry-leading tools and 3,500 accessories for professional users — such as the first self-contained portable electric hacksaw and a revolutionary circular saw equipped with TILT-LOK technology.

“Milwaukee is focused on utilizing the best technologies and processes to give our customers best-in-class solutions from all business units,” Lindsey said. “We aim to provide products that improve user efficiency, productivity and safety.”

In 2007, the company expanded its capabilities to also include “disruptive innovation,” focusing on product performance and productivity by using the industry’s most advanced technology. The company aims to change the way any job can be done in the future.

What’s newest in innovation from Milwaukee? One-Key — the first digital platform for tools and equipment.

“This system leverages connectivity in tools, devices and software to provide things like enhanced asset management and tracking, as well as the ability to customize your tool based on the application at hand,” Lindsey said. “The web software and mobile app are free to download and use for managing tool inventory and equipment. But, to take advantage of features such as the Bluetooth tracking capabilities and tool customization, users do need to purchase One-Key enabled tool models or our Tick tool and equipment tracking devices. Aside from replacing coin-cell batteries, there are no additional costs, such as licensing fees or software updates, associated with One-Key.”

To keep up with today’s ever-changing landscape of innovation, Milwaukee has formed partnerships with prestigious universities worldwide. Being a leader in technology requires the best talent, and college recruitment delivers an exceptional pool of candidates that can help shape the industry today … and into the future.