Naming rights for professional sports venues are a big deal, so much so many of the businesses that own naming rights become synonymous with the team. As far as we can determine, though, no construction job site has ever been sponsored by a company in exchange for naming rights…until now.
It what seems like an obvious match, the new Milwaukee Bucks area has teamed up with local brand and gigantic tool manufacturer Milwaukee Tool during the construction portion of the project. Scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018, this project will supply Milwaukee Tool with 2 years’ worth of exposure on a highly visible and publicized development. There sounds like there will be some sweet perks for the contractors involved in the project as well. Mortenson Construction, the GC on the job site, as well as its subcontractors will be supplied tools by Milwaukee Tool, according to reports.
This news would assumingly peak many contractors interest, as there is typically tons of room to advertise on a construction site, but it’s probably wise to clear any such deals with the developer or owner of the site before trying to score a quick buck on the side.
The new Milwaukee Bucks Arena is part of a large development which will include not only the sports venue, but a neighboring entertainment center, including bars and restaurants. The new sports complex is expected to cost $524 million, $250 million of which is publicly funded. The project officially broke ground this past Saturday and Milwaukee Tool was there to celebrate:
The old Bucks arena, known as the BMO Harris Bradley Center, is currently the home of the Bucks, the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals, and the Marquette University Golden Eagles and was officially opened in October of 1988. The $91 million arena was built by Huber, Hunt, and Nichols and will be demolished to make room for a large commercial development after the new stadium is built.
You can follow along with the progress of the arena project by visiting wisconsinesc.com
One thing’s for sure about Milwaukee Tool, they aren’t satisfied with putting the same tools out year after year. They’re constantly improving age old classics and leading in the innovation of new tool solutions. Their latest announcement is a variation on their extremely popular line of M18 tools.
Even though we rely heavily on chalk reels to properly layout components on a job site, we often don’t consider quality when buying them. If you have frustrations with broken gears and ripped lines on your past chalk reels, then Milwaukee Tool hopes to have a solution for you.
Milwaukee has been busy pumping out new and improved tools and platforms this year, so with the Holiday season quickly approaching, we put together a 2015 Holiday Gift Giving Guide for the Milwaukee Tool Lover. The items below are organized by highest price to lowest price.
Back in August, Milwaukee Tool announced their new tool tracking software, ONE-KEY, would soon be released. On Friday, Milwaukee made good on their promise and released the Inventory Management portion of the software. Here are some helpful videos that show you how to use it.
It may seem a little crazy to be talking about needing heated gear in the middle of August, but cold weather will be here before we know it. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean the schedules get any longer, so you need to find a way to stay productive by staying warm.
Construction companies spend thousands and thousands of dollars each year on tools, but many of them are lost, damaged, or mismanaged, leading to even more money being spent on replacements or loss of time labor time searching for the necessary tools. Tools are so integral to a project being on time and under budget, but it’s extremely difficult to manage a large inventory that’s constantly moving. Find out how Milwaukee aims to change this...
Just last week, Milwaukee released an industry-first cordless braking grinder as part of their M18 FUEL series to market and they’ve now expanded that to include drilling and driving products.
Cordless power tools, revered for their mobility, are getting more powerful and useful in commercial settings every day, due to advancing technology. The gap is quickly closing with regards to power and useful life between corded tools and their cordless counterparts. Cordless tools also come with the added benefit of reducing trip and falls, as there’s no electrical cord laying on the job site.