Carlson Tool & Manufacturing Corp. plans to expand its corporate headquarters in Cedarburg later this year as the company celebrates its 50th year in business. The company will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony today at 10 a.m. to launch a 10,000-square-foot addition to its east plant to accommodate the firm’s growth. The headquarters are located at W57 N14386 Doerr Way on the border of Cedarburg and Mequon, with its second plant located across the parking lot in Mequon. With the addition, Carlson plans to hire about 15 additional employees.
Started on Aug. 1, 1958, by Carl Edquist, the company has grown to more than $30 million in sales with 157 employees located in the two plants in Wisconsin and two satellite plants in California and Alabama. "We are so pleased to celebrate our growth as well as the many long-term relationships we have had with employees and customers alike," said Jerry Edquist, president and chief executive officer of the company and second-generation owner. "It gives us great satisfaction to be able to survive and thrive in the manufacturing sector while providing top quality service to our customers for half a century." Edquist said the addition will be used for additional manufacturing space in the company’s east plant. Carlson provides deep-hole boring, quick turnaround and precision manufacturing that enables customers to have short lead times.