Milwaukee Tool Acquires Empire Levels


Milwaukee just announced it’s buying Empire Levels.  You can read the full press release below.  We all know how innovative Milwaukee has been over the last couple of years, so it should be interesting to see what new ideas and products come from this acquisition.


MILWAUKEE, WI – Today, Milwaukee Tool announced the acquisition of the Empire Level business based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Steeped in history dating back to 1919, Empire Level is a fully integrated solutions provider in the Layout and Measurement product categories. Empire is the leading US manufacturer of levels, squares, layout tools, and safety and utility tape.

“From the invention of the Monovial, to the introduction of the first Torpedo Level, Empire has a strong history of innovation.  We share a passion for delivering best-in-class solutions for our users,” says Steve Richman, President of Milwaukee Tool. “We are extremely proud to expand our portfolio with Empire Level, and we are committed to driving disruptive innovation and accelerated growth within the business.”


  1. I really like Milwaukee and and Empire levels, but this is going to be a little experiment for me. It has seemed that most (if not all) of Empire’s items have been made in the U.S, so I’m curious if Milwaukee is keeping manufacturing here?


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