Right to Work Wisconsin Companies are Thriving Companies

Wisconsin is a Right to Work state, which means employees can’t be forced into a union, thus giving both the businesses and employees more autonomy. As a result, companies are attracted to the state and have success here. Some of the recent investments in the state of Wisconsin are coming from Perlick Corporation and Milwaukee Tool, as well as Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals and Casting Cleaning Resources. Altogether, these companies will create a total of 1,304 jobs for the state. So this is exciting news and reinforces the idea that Right to Work states simply do better economically.

Read on in order to learn more about each investment!

Perlick Corporation:

Perlick Corporation is investing $11.5 million in order to expand in Right to Work Milwaukee, Wisconsin, creating 35 new jobs.

“We are very thankful for the support from the state. […] Perlick has been in Milwaukee for 105 years and intends to stay here. We intend that the business will grow well beyond the grant years to provide jobs for generations of Wisconsin residents.” […]

“Perlick Corporation has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. […] I’m impressed with the company’s efforts to create jobs and preserve the environment while manufacturing such widely used products on a large scale.”


Milwaukee Tool:

Milwaukee Tool is investing $206 million toward an expansion in right to Work Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, creating 1,000 new jobs.

“This state has been our company’s home for nearly 100 years, and we’re proud to continue our investments here. […] Our people are the key to our success. We look forward to introducing 1,000 more people to the incredible culture we’ve created at our world-class facilities.” […]

“Milwaukee Tool’s investment in Wisconsin is creating opportunities not only for the company’s workers but for all the suppliers, construction companies, and others who partner with them. […] The company has deep Wisconsin roots and displays those Badger values in the communities they work in by paying employees fairly and encouraging them to give back through volunteering.” […]

“With innovative design and products with exceptional performance, Milwaukee Tool’s a clear industry leader. […] The company’s extraordinary growth trajectory is creating career opportunities for graduates of our colleges and universities, as well as luring talented people to southeastern Wisconsin from across the world. As Milwaukee Tool applies its technical expertise to new markets and product categories, this remarkable company is well-positioned for continued growth.”


Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals:

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals is investing $220 million toward a new location in Right to Work Verona, Wisconsin. This will also create 230 new jobs.

“We have seen firsthand the tremendous value that the Wisconsin biotech ecosystem can afford a nimble and aggressive company like Arrowhead. […] The local community has supported us graciously over the last decade, so we look forward to this expansion contributing to the further growth in the region as we work to make medicines with a potential global impact.” […]

“WEDC is pleased to partner with Arrowhead because they have the potential to transform health care, and all of our lives, through innovation, persistence, and collaboration. […] Arrowhead joins a growing list of biopharmaceutical companies that have chosen to locate in Wisconsin because of the strategic investments our state has made in worker education and training, infrastructure, and strong communities in recent years.”


Casting Cleaning Resources:

Casting Cleaning Resources is investing $4 million in order to expand in Right to Work Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, creating 39 new jobs.

“Wisconsin’s strong manufacturing sector, highly trained workers, central location, and investments in transportation infrastructure continue to attract new businesses. […] Casting Cleaning Resources recognized that locating in Wisconsin offers major supply chain advantages and numerous other benefits. We welcome CCR to our state.” […]

“Casting Cleaning Resources is a thriving, family-owned company that we are thrilled to see land in southeastern Wisconsin. […] The M7 region continues to attract growth-oriented manufacturing companies and add to the strong and diverse supply chain found here.”


To read the previous update on economic development in Right to Work Wisconsin, click here.

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