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Skender has completed the buildout of a 70,000square-foot engineering office for Milwaukee Tool at Chicago's Old Post Office

Skender Builds Out Milwaukee Tool’s Engineering Office at Old Post Office 

Skender, serving as general contractor, recently completed construction on an engineering design and innovation space for Milwaukee Tool in 601W Companies’ Old Post Office. The 70,000-square-foot space is located on the third floor of the south building and encompasses 10,000 square feet of research and development lab space and 60,000 square feet of open and private offices.  

The office space includes a large collaboration space called the Beehive, as well as a training room and multiple medium-sized conference rooms. The firm’s first engineering office outside of Wisconsin signifies its growth efforts to attract Midwest’s top technical talent. 

The lab space provides room for the company’s engineers to develop innovative ways to solve problems that make the brand’s end users safer and more productive. Skender collaborated with owner’s rep JLL, architects Nelson and SPS and engineering firm McGuire to build Milwaukee Tool’s Chicago headquarters. 


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