March 17, 2017

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The Week in Review

Innovation and Expansion Continues in Oak Creek

Master Lock, a long-time staple of the Oak Creek community, is moving its headquarters this year to a remodeled facility formerly occupied by Caterpillar. The new facility, still located in Oak Creek, is a fully renovated 120,000-square-foot campus, equipped with cutting edge technology that will house a variety of different jobs including design, engineering, testing, and product development.

I had the opportunity to tour the new facility this week. While Master Lock is still in the process of renovating the facility, the upgrades are impressive. The company is currently expanding and the new facility demonstrates Master Lock’s commitment to innovation and growth.

Master Lock is known for creating some of the most reliable padlocks and security products in the industry. However, new technology and innovation has allowed the company to greatly expand its line of security products.

Master Lock President, Mike Bauer, explained the company’s innovative approach and rapidly changing technology created the opportunity to grow the Oak Creek location. The new design studios and labs will allow developers to create products that are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Furthermore, the new space allows for streamlined product production reducing the amount of time it takes for products to reach the market.

In addition, Master Lock intends to fill 30 open positions and the new location can accommodate up to 480 people, allowing for anticipated growth.

It was exciting to see firsthand the exciting changes taking place at Master Lock. Even better, the new facility demonstrates Master Lock’s long-term commitment to the Oak Creek community!

Have a great week!

Local Events

The South Milwaukee Spring Indoor Market returns Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm at the South Milwaukee High School. The return will also feature an early visit from the Easter Bunny for all the children in attendance.

The market features a variety of unique gift and food vendors in addition to new music acts. Student groups will provide entertainment in the middle school section and MidKoast Entertainment will also perform.

Admission is free and parking is in the east fieldhouse parking lot located east of the high school.

Visit for more information.


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