Defense, aerospace manufacturer HQ proposed in Menomonee Falls with 600 jobs

Project would be located on Good Hope Road

The Leonardo DRS facility planned in Menomonee Falls.

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:49 pm

A defense and aerospace manufacturer is considering a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls, potentially bringing 600 jobs to the village.

A Briohn rendering of the Project Walleye building

The proposal, labeled Project Walleye, calls for a 350,000-square-foot, high-tech industrial building at the northwest corner of Flint Drive and Good Hope Road in the Woodland Prime business park. An existing 120,000-square-foot office building would also be remodeled. Weas Development and Briohn Building Corp. submitted conceptual plans to the village for an unnamed user.

The tenant is described as a manufacturer of a variety of specialized electronic components related to products used in the aerospace and defense sector. The company’s existing facility is located in a neighboring community, is too small for immediate needs and does not provide room for future growth, the submission says.

Around 600 employees would occupy the facility on a single shift. The building would serve as a corporate headquarters, manufacturing, laboratories and research and development.

“Our client currently employs and plans on adding engineers and technicians and wants the new facility to help attract and retain highly skilled workforce,” the submission says. “The geographic central location of the Flint Drive site is also important to meeting this end.”

The Menomonee Falls plan commission is scheduled to review the plans on Tuesday.

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