BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Milwaukee Tool, based in Brookfield, Wis., plans to launch more than 200 new products between now and Dec. 15 and will also expand into outdoor power equipment in the spring of 2017, according to a story on

The company introduced a string trimmer, hedge trimmer and blower at its new products symposium. 

“We saw a huge opportunity to leverage our core technologies … and deliver something truly game-changing that the industry hasn’t seen yet,” said Andrew Lentz, Milwaukee Tool product manager.

Lentz said the outdoor tools, which use the company’s M18 batteries, will outperform other 18-volt offerings from competitors and compete with some higher voltage options, while using a battery compatible with more than 100 other tools.

The company also has made entries into lighting, plumbing and other segments in recent months.

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