Building projects

The Bentley Co., of Milwaukee, has been awarded the general construction contract for the new Jewel/Osco to be located at 123 W. Oklahoma Ave. in South Milwaukee. Work is under way on the 62,000-square-foot facility with completion planned for Oct. 19.
McCloud Construction of Brookfield is constructing a 23,500-square-foot building for Dial/Galbaldon Realty of Milwaukee at the corner of Appleton Avenue and Rivercrest Drive in Menomonee Falls. The building will be occupied by Office Max.
Schmitz Ready Mix of Milwaukee has opened its fifth Ready Mix plant in the area, this one at 3131 W. Elm Rd. in Franklin. The 4,800-square-foot concrete plant and 6,030-square-foot recycling building are on 11.4 acres. The facility will serve the area from southern metropolitan Milwaukee to the Illinois border. Founded in 1949, the company also has plants in Port Washington, Mequon, Richfield and Milwaukee.
Beyer Construction of New Berlin has reconstructed and expanded Manpower’s data center at 5301 Ironwood in Glendale. The project involved installation of new access flooring, interior finishes and new mechanical systems. Architectural design was by Eppstein Uhen Architects of Milwaukee.
– Beyer has been selected as construction manager for a $1 million renovation of an historic two-level stone and stucco-face building that houses the Chenequa Village Hall and the village’s fire and police departments. Architectural work is by Aldrian Guszkowski of Elm Grove.
– Beyer is also working on a new training center for the Cutler-Hammer Products division of the Eaton Corp. at 4201 N. 27th St. in Milwaukee. The facility will accommodate groups from six to 100 persons with the main training room designed to accommodate 100 people theater-style or 60 classroom-style. The center also has an executive presentation room, a computer training room, a break area and a product demonstration and display area. Quorom Architects of Milwaukee handled design.
– Beyer is handling a major construction project at The Grand Milwaukee Hotel at 4747 S. Howell Ave. in Milwaukee. Shady Grove Road Associates of San Francisco owns the facility. The $7.5 million project involves complete renovation of all guest rooms, upgrades to life safety and electrical systems, heating and cooling system upgrades and replacements, reroofing, and a new fire protection system. The project is expected to be completed by next April.
G&V Machine Co. Inc., Hartland, has entered into a long-term lease agreement whereby MSI General Corp. of Oconomowoc designed and constructed a 68,400-square-foot manufacturing and office facility on Industrial Drive in the Ixonia Industrial Park, Ixonia.
G&V Machine Co., Inc. is a CNC production machine shop with a national and international clientele. It has produced parts for the construction, agriculture and trucking industries for more than 50 years. The move to the new facility began in June.
G&V Machine Co., Inc. was founded in 1946 by Willard Griswold Sr. in Pewaukee. In 1979, the company expanded to a new 29,000-square-foot facility in Hartland when Willard Griswold Sr. retired and Willard Griswold Jr. and Dennis Griswold assumed ownership. That facility was also constructed by MSI General.
The new 68,400-square-foot plant is expandable to 200,000 square feet, depending on business growth in the next few years. The opening of the new building will result in a number of additional job openings as well as current opportunities. Present employment of 50 full-time personnel could expand to 100 within two years based on business activity.
– MSI General is also designing and building a 32,280-square-foot office and manufacturing facility on Woolsey Street in the Delavan Business Park for Mode Industries of Delavan. Mode is approaching 30 years in the metal-fabricating field with customers in both Wisconsin and Illinois. Its present manufacturing facility, built in 1989 on Industrial Court in Delavan, has 10,000 square feet. The expansion is expected to accommodate business growth and allow for the installation of state-of-the-art equipment.
– MSI is also designing and building a multi-tenant retail center at Sunset Drive and Tenny Avenue in Waukesha. The center, approximately 16,775 square feet in area, will be just west of the Walgreens store. Leases have been secured for Blockbuster Video and Payless Shoe Source. Completion is expected at the end of October. Frisch, Shay & Taylor will manage and lease the center.
– MSI is designing and building a 12,000-square-foot retail building for Continental Properties of Menomonee Falls. The building will be in the West Bend Corporate Center at 1201-1259 Paradise Dr. in West Bend.
Anderson-Ashton of New Berlin is designing and building a new facility for Welders Supply Co. The 10,500-square-foot retail and wholesale facility will be at W230 S7720 Hwy. 164 in Big Bend. Occupancy is expected this summer.
Two projects within the Sussex/Hamilton School District have broken ground. The first of the two took place on May 27 for the Maple Avenue Elementary School. Plunkett Raysich Architects of Milwaukee designed the renovation and expansion of the existing elementary school after a referendum was passed last November. The $4.4 million project will include 20,000 square feet of expansion space.
A second groundbreaking occurred on June 2 for Templeton Middle School. This $4.2 million dollar project will include 34,483 square feet of addition and renovation space. Major features of this project include the addition of three art rooms, a new administration office, and additional classrooms.
Participating in the engineering work are Arnold & O’Sheridan, Inc. (structural), Lubenow Gobster Dominiak & Associates, Inc. (plumbing), Ring & DuChateau, Inc. (HVAC), Dolan & Dustin, Inc. (electrical).
Voss-Jorgensen-Schueler Co., Inc., Waukesha, is the construction manager.
Merchants & Manufacturers Bancorp has broken ground for a new Franklin State Bank branch in the Franklin Business Park. The branch is expected to open in September and will be the first branch for Franklin State.
The branch will also house the Franklin State Bank Conference Center, said Donna Kleinschmidt, president of the bank.
Redmond Construction Co., of Waukesha, has broken ground for a 25,000-square-foot, two-story office facility at W228 N745 Westmound Dr. in Waukesha.
The facility, designed by Redmond architect Adrian Langhus, will house the corporate offices of The Redmond Group, which includes the construction company and its divisions.
Those include Redmond Financial Facilities Group and Redmond Commercial Development Corp.
The facility is expected to be ready by the end of November.
The T-3 Group of Milwaukee has been selected to build a Shell Mart/Burger King with a car wash at 2040 W. Ryan Rd. in Oak Creek. The 5,400-square-foot building is under construction and is expected to be completed in September. T-3 is also designing and building an office expansion for Ideal Financial at 17035 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Brookfield.
July 1998 Small Business Times

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