MILWAUKEE, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Master Lock Company, a global leader in security and safety solutions, today announced its completed global headquarters relocation to a newly renovated campus at 6744 Howell Avenue in Oak Creek, Wis. The move is part of a strategic initiative to grow its successful core padlock and personal safe business and to position the company as a global leader in digital and electro-mechanical innovation.
"Our new company headquarters positions us for further growth by giving associates the tools and technology needed to better connect our organization, collaborate and develop leading products that provide peace-of-mind and protection where people live, work and play," said Mike Bauer, President, The Master Lock Company. "We've been at the forefront of developing innovative products for more than 95 years in the Milwaukee region across our iconic brands. We now have an opportunity to grow our core business and expand into other categories with a focus in technology. Our new state-of-the-art labs and studios – focused on engineering, software and design – are instrumental in this journey."
The newly renovated 120,000-square-foot building will house an industrial design studio, electronic lab, software lab, prototype lab and quality lab that includes the latest technology and equipment investments. Each room was specifically designed and equipped for continued product innovation and to attract leading talent. The campus also features 26+ acres with two interconnected buildings, walking paths, a 250-person amphitheater, conference rooms, call center with technology enhancements for stronger customer and consumer support, an on-site cafeteria and locker room with showers.
The headquarters will initially house approximately 400 associates with capacity for up to 480. While the company will seek to fill positions across all core functions, it seeks to bolster positions in engineering, product design, software development and innovation, and will hire for these roles throughout the year. The company is currently hiring to fill 41 open positions—25 in the Oak Creek headquarters and 16 in its Milwaukee-based manufacturing facility. Since December 2015, the company has hired to fill 142 jobs. Open positions at Master Lock can be found on www.masterlock.com/careers or www.indeed.com.
The new building is near Oak Creek's commercial center and just 10 miles from downtown Milwaukee. It is conveniently located just two miles from General Mitchell International Airport, an Amtrak Station and steps from local public transportation.
The Master Lock Company is the security segment of parent company Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. At year-end 2016, the security segment reported a 5 percent increase in sales for the full year. Master Lock was founded in Milwaukee in 1921.
Key partners in the new headquarters relocation and design included: CPA®:17 – Global, an affiliate of W. P. Carey Inc., Colliers, Baumann Studios, McGuire Engineer Inc., Hunzinger, Monarch Creative, Aramark, Spolar, ATT, CDW, Netrix and ieMentor.
About The Master Lock Company The Master Lock Company offers a broad range of innovative security and safety solutions for consumer, commercial and industrial end-users. The Master Lock Company's mission is to provide peace-of-mind and protection where people live, work and play. Master Lock Company LLC is an operating unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a leading consumer brands company. Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS) is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information about Master Lock visit www.masterlock.com.