President Obama toured and praised Master Lock during his Milwaukee visit last Wednesday - - and rightly so, as it's a great local and national story - - but let's not forget that Obama in his remarks recognized another local success story: Diamond Precision.
There's text and video from WISN-TV, here.
Bryan Weiss took the Johnson Creek machining company over in 2006 and recently expanded to a building at 111th Street and West Heather Avenue.Props also to Howard Snyder, the development activist and long-time Executive Director at the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation who put together a recent, $700,000 loan to Diamond Precision to help its expansion and hiring in Milwaukee.
Two years ago, the company had 55 employees and was struggling to keep them all on. Today, between plants in Johnson Creek and Milwaukee, it more than doubled its workforce."Now we're over 120, so business is booming," said Weiss...
During his economic speech at the Master Lock plant in Milwaukee, President Obama mentioned Diamond Precision as an example of people creating manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
"Diamond Precision, a machine manufacturer that will be adding dozens of jobs here in Milwaukee, a company that's growing because its customers are choosing to buy American-made products instead of supplies from China," President Obama said...
Weiss said the company is looking for skilled machinists and unskilled workers to fill jobs at the Milwaukee plant that pay between $10 to $25 an hour. For more information, call Diamond Precision at 920-699-7001.
That's homegrown job creation.