Maker of Ryobi, Milwaukee tools chooses Fort Lauderdale for new U.S. headquarters

The company, which employs more than 20,000 worldwide, has leased offices at 450 E. Las Olas Blvd. and plans to create 75 jobs, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the county’s economic development group. Techtronic, which was previously based outside Baltimore, is moving some top executives to Fort Lauderdale and hiring for finance, human resources, audit, legal and other professional jobs.