Dickten Masch expands

Nashotah-based Dickten Masch Plastics LLC has expanded its capacity with a 17,000-square-foot warehouse in Pewaukee.

The building the company is leasing at N25W23040 Paul Road will replace two smaller leased warehouses in the area, said Doreen Lettau, vice president of market and business development.

“We’re seeing significant growth in our business that is driving the need for additional floor space for manufacturing equipment,” Lettau said. “We’re not running out of space, per se. We’re re-purposing the space that we have so that we can actually put more presses in.”

The company has installed three or four new molding presses over the last six months, she said.

Dickten’s growth is being driven by the rebounding automotive industry, since the company makes about 60 percent of the dipsticks on the market. The industrial customers are also doing well.

“Overall, across the board, we’re just seeing a very positive trend for both new business and existing business growth,” Lettau said.

The company has another building on its campus in Nashotah, for a total of 150,000 square feet, an 80,000-square-foot facility in Ankeny, Iowa and a 115,000-square-foot facility in Monterrey, Mexico.

Dickten Masch does not have plans to move any operations or additional warehouse space to Pewaukee.

Tom Shepherd, Jim Larkin and Mark Schnoll of Colliers International represented both parties to the deal.

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