The City of Milwaukee announced yesterday that American Micro Detection Systems, or AMDS, has chosen Milwaukee for its manufacturing and support operations:
The company is looking to move in to a facility at the Reed Street yards or the tannery in the Walker’s Point neighborhood.
The California-based company builds equipment that detects impurities and contamination in drinking water and waste water. The president of the company showed WISN 12 News the device that would be made here and how it works.
“Water goes in one side, and water comes out the other. We apply an electrical potential to these two pins. We shine X-rays in this angle and detect X-rays coming out this angle. Very simple and straightforward,” said Bob Keville, President of AMDS.
The company could employ as many as 400 workers if sales increase, and the company hopes to have their facility in Milwaukee up and running by June 2011.
This is certainly great news for the City of Milwaukee, and it’s yet another example of the fact that the City of Milwaukee is a good place to do business, contrary to what so many conservatives would have us believe.