We recently got wind of this Acquisition from our friends at Contractor Supply Magazine. It looks like the Empire brand will continue to stand as an independent brand similar to Milwaukee’s Stilleto Hammer Line. This after their recent acquisition of one of the largest measuring tape manufacturers sure makes it seem like Milwaukee is serious about being in the hand tool manufacturing business. No word yet on if Milwaukee will also launch their own full line of levels to accompany the torpedo levels they launched last year. Certainly the trademark “TRUE BLUE” vials used on the Empire Levels will not match the color scheme if so. Can’t wait to hear more on the Milwaukee Tool and Empire Level!