Building projects, leases, moves

In order to meet an increased demand for its coating and laminating machinery, Faustel, Inc., of Germantown recently completed an addition of 15,000 square feet, giving it a total of 85,000 square feet.
The 300-foot-long high-bay assembly area provides additional space for the assembly of complete lines which are run-tested with customer web materials before shipment. The new space also frees up room for production of rewinds, coaters, laminators, dryers and other components and products made by the company.
The added space, already in use, reflects the company’s rapid growth during the 1990s as a supplier of industrial coating and laminating equipment, company officials said.
Oconomowoc-based Bryant Products will build a 16,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Ixonia Industrial Park.
The new facility, which will more than double the firm’s production capacity, will be completed and on line in August, said company president Fred Thimmel.
The company is a manufacturer and supplier of material handling components.
Bryant noted that the firm’s sales have doubled in the last two years and tripled in the last five.
“The new facility will permit us to add new state-of-the-art machining equipment, expand our production and assembly operations, and provide quick order turnaround to our customers,” Thimmel said. “Also, when the new plant is on line, we will meet all ISO 9000 certification requirements.”
The new facility will have 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 6,000 square feet of space for engineering, research and development, and administrative offices.
The building design includes provisions for an anticipated expansion of up to 14,000 square feet of space.
Venture Development of Waukesha has completed construction of the Priedman Business Center in Waukesha. The 30,000-square-foot building will house the new offices of JSE Electric and Standard Lamp.
T-3 Group of Milwaukee has built a 9,000-square-foot facility at the Manchester Mall in Grafton for Realty Management Consultants to house Wisconsin Health and Fitness Center.
– T-3 is also handling design and a two-phase interior remodeling project for Consolidated Electric Co. for its Lappin Lighting facility at 1348 N. 4th St. in Milwaukee.
– T-3 has been selected to build a new Arby’s franchise restaurant at 1922 W. Ryan Rd. in Oak Creek. The 3,400-square-foot freestanding building was designed by Architrend. The project is scheduled for a June completion.
McCloud Construction of Brookfield is working on a building at 5204 W. Fond du Lac Ave. in Milwaukee for Dial/Gabaldon Realty to be used by Blockbuster Video and other tenants.
Anderson-Ashton of New Berlin has been awarded the contract to design and build a new ready-mix plant for Schmitz Ready Mix at 3131 W. Elm Rd. in Franklin. The project includes a 4,800-square-foot mix plant and a 6,030-square-foot concrete recycling building.
– Anderson-Ashton is designing and building a new facility for CenterPoint Properties of Chicago. The 124,000-square-foot building, at 4700 W. Ironwood Dr. in Franklin, will be the new home of General Thermodynamics, currently of Oak Creek. A July completion is planned.
A new building for ebix.inc, formerly Econo Billing, Inc., will give the company room for future growth and expansion. For the past 10 years the company had leased space in a building at 3555 S. 27th St. in Milwaukee. With financing of a Small Business Administration loan guarantee via The Money Store, ebix.inc moved to 6400 Industrial Loop in Greendale, about four miles from its previous location. The company, which handles medical billing and accounts receivable management, has grown and needed more space, said owner Brian Nelson. Staff size will be increased and computerization will be boosted.
West Bend Clinic, now part of Advanced Healthcare, will build a 15,000-square-foot addition to the clinic on Paradise Drive to house surgery suites for one-day surgery services.
Selzer-Ornst Co. of Wauwatosa has completed the 62,000-square-foot expansion and remodeling at the Congregational Home in Brookfield. The addition included 26 new assisted-living units, administrative offices, a conference room and underground parking.
Welman Architects of Waukesha has completed design of store No. 16 for Warehouse Shoes on Oakland Avenue and Locust Street in Milwaukee. Briohn Building of Milwaukee was the general contractor.
– Welman has also completed renovation plans for 40,000 square feet of space for Waukesha manufacturer Wildeck, Inc. The firm makes pre-engineered mezzanines. Itasca Construction was the general contractor.
Groth and Smies Architects of Cedarburg and Sheboygan has completed renovation work for one wing of the Assisted Living Center of The Christian League for the Handicapped in Walworth. Residents were involved in planning of the reconfiguration of the 6,800 square feet of space.
Colby Construction of Hartland has been selected to build Meadowbrook Apartment Homes in Waterloo. The 72-unit complex will consist of nine apartment homes with detached garages. St. Francis Bank is the lender for the project
The Milwaukee division of Fleming Companies will be renovating the Supersaver grocery store at N81 W15182 Appleton Ave. in Menomonee Falls. The store will be renovated by the design/build contractor MSI General of Oconomowoc.
The renovation consists of a complete make-over of the interior and the conversion of the façade to match other newly-constructed or remodeled Supersavers. The 46,611-square-foot store will remain open during the project.
Beyer Construction of New Berlin is renovating a former warehouse for a new facility for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin at 200 W. Vogel Ave. in Milwaukee. The project involves the two-phased renovation of a former warehouse with more than 200,000 square feet. The building will house Goodwill’s new industrial, human services and support facility.
– Beyer is working on the RiverWalk Plaza Condominiums on North Water Street in Milwaukee. Firstar Community Investment Corp. and Wisconsin Preservation Fund are developing the project. The adaptive reuse project involves conversion of two warehouse buildings of 140,400 square feet in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. The result will be 79 residential loft condominium units and two first-floor commercial condominium units. The project includes interior renovations, exterior improvements, extension of the RiverWalk, and construction of a new plaza area. Eppstein Uhen Architects is handling design.
Leases
Grubb & Ellis/The Boerke Co. of Milwaukee has announced the following leases:
– 3,600 square feet of retail space at Capitol Plaza at 15740 W. Capitol Dr. in Brookfield for G&K Dance, Inc.;
– 1,590 square feet of office space for Amresco Residential at 2515 N. 124th St. in Brookfield;
– 14.101 square feet of retail space in the Factory Outlet Centre of Kenosha in the Town of Bristol for Crafters Showcase III.
Boerke also announced that commercial and retail space at N51 W729 Keup Rd. has been sold for $405,000 to Larson’s Paint.
Mooney LeSage & Associates has announced the following leases:
11,478 square feet of space for Waltco Truck Equipment Co. at 701 Blackhawk Dr. in Burlington;
2,100 square feet of space for Lors Medical at 11717-11727 W. Dearbourn Ave. in Wauwatosa;
2,625 square feet of space at 2600 S. 162nd St. in New Berlin for Abler Data Systems;
11,400 square feet of space at 1551 S. 38th St. in Milwaukee for Master-Halco, Inc.;
20,544 square feet of space at 5814 W. North Ave. in Milwaukee for Parts America;
1,181 square feet of space at 1159 Summit Ave. in Oconomowoc for Lightning PC;
3,144 square feet of space at 3585 N. 124th St. in Brookfield for Kraft Keyboards;
14,000 square feet of space at 145 Progress Rd. in West Bend for Saturn Corp.
137,000 square feet of space at 3350 N.124th St. in Wauwatosa for Joppe Logistics;
31,970 square feet of space at 2899 Buell Dr. in East Troy for Buell Motorcycle Co.;
1,592 square feet of space at 2400 N. Farewell Ave. in Milwaukee for Milwaukee PC;
3,440 square feet of space at the Silvernail Shopping Center in Waukesha for Rocky Rococo, Inc.;
13,280 square feet of space at 2004 Beulah Ave. in East Troy for Contract Comestibles.
Moves
The Brookfield location of HQ Business Centers has moved from 400 N. Executive Dr. to 200 S. Executive Dr. The new site contains 18,616 square feet of space with conference space and videoconferencing capabilities. The former site offered the operation 12,357 square feet of space.
HQ offers office space on a short- or long-term basis, as well as administrative and communications support.
April 1998 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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