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Mortara Breaks Ground on New Milwaukee Manufacturing Facility
Company plans to add more than 150 new jobs over the next five years
MILWAUKEE – Mortara Instrument, Inc. (Mortara), a Milwaukee-based designer, developer and manufacturer of diagnostic cardiology and patient monitoring technologies and the second largest manufacturer of ECG systems in the world, broke ground today for its new Milwaukee manufacturing and distribution facility.
The 64,000-square-foot, air conditioned, high tech facility will consolidate and expand Mortara’s manufacturing and distribution operations which are currently split between the company’s headquarters building and its warehousing operation on Sleske Drive in Milwaukee.
Justin Mortara, CEO of Mortara Instrument, was joined by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderman Robert Puente to celebrate Mortara’s commitment to and investment in Milwaukee.
“I am proud of our continued growth and our increasing prominence in the market and in our community,” said Mortara. “We’re excited to further invest in our community and truly live out our promise that all Mortara products are – ‘Built with Pride in Milwaukee.’”
“This expansion is great news for the City of Milwaukee, the region and the entire state,” said Lt. Governor Kleefisch. “As a global company, Mortara had many options for its expansion. I applaud company officials for their continued commitment to growing in Wisconsin.”
In March 2015, the company purchased a 1.5-acre parcel of land at 8585 W. Bradley Road in Milwaukee, near the company’s existing headquarters. The facility will allow Mortara to continue its growth in Milwaukee. The company is committed to growing in Milwaukee, and has added 145 jobs since May 2013, bringing its total global workforce to 400. The expansion is part of a larger growth plan that will allow for the creation of more than 150 additional jobs over the next five years.
Mortara’s entire portfolio of products is “Built with Pride in Milwaukee.” Mortara is committed to delivering the highest quality products to healthcare providers and their patients. In order to consistently deliver such quality, Mortara remains dedicated to manufacturing its entire portfolio of products in the United States, and more specifically in Milwaukee.
“Mortara’s investment in Milwaukee pays dividends for our entire community. Mortara’s success means more jobs and more economic activity in our city,” Mayor Barrett said. “I congratulate Mortara and thank the company for the continuing commitment to build its products with pride in Milwaukee.”
To help facilitate the project, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has authorized Mortara to receive up to $700,000 in state tax credits over a five-year period. The actual amount of credits the company will earn is contingent upon the company meeting specific job creation and wage level requirements.
“Mortara is a true manufacturing success story, and WEDC is pleased to be able to provide the support that helped make this expansion a reality,” said Reed Hall, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development organization. “Manufacturing is one of the key drivers of the economy in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, and this project is another sign of the strength of that industry.”
A rendering of Mortara’s new facility is available for download at tinyurl.com/MortaraExpansion
About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation:
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. WEDC nurtures business growth and job creation by providing resources, technical support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. www.inwisconsin.com
About Mortara Instrument Inc.:
For over 30 years, Mortara Instrument, Inc. has served as a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of diagnostic cardiology and, most recently, patient monitoring technologies. Mortara is focused on delivering world-class medical devices, as evidenced by its innovative portfolio of solutions designed to serve throughout the continuum of clinical care. The company’s comprehensive range of products spans modalities including resting ECG, cardiac stress exercise, Holter monitoring, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and ambulatory blood pressure and multi-parameter patient monitoring. Mortara’s global headquarters is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with direct operations in Australia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. While Mortara distributes its products and technologies globally, it remains dedicated to manufacturing in the United States in order to consistently deliver the quality products for which it is known. Mortara’s approach to innovation has a global reach that impacts both mature and emerging healthcare systems. To learn more about Mortara and its expanding product portfolio, including the Burdick and Quinton brands, visit www.mortara.com.