Facilities projects

Hermle Machine Co. has broken ground on its new North American headquarters building. The 15,000-square-foot facility will be located on a 4.23-acre site in the Franklin Industrial Park in Franklin, near the company’s current location.
Designed by Brian Cooley & Associates, architects, and constructed by Megal Development Corp., the new facility will include an expanded display and demonstration area for Hermle machining centers, a training area equipped with the latest audio/visual and communication equipment, expanded parts storage, conference areas and an enlarged service/applications area. Office space will be increased to accommodate an anticipated doubling in the present workforce.
At the ceremony, Hans Vonier, regional sales manager for Berthold Hermle AG, stated, “The reception of our products in the American market has been extremely gratifying and this new facility represents our ongoing commitment to our staff, our sales force and our customers.”
Hermle Machine Co. is a division of Berthold Hermle AG of Gosheim, Germany. The company is a leading manufacturer of high-precision, computer-controlled machining centers used in both prototype and production applications throughout the world.
The architectural, interior and design firm, Engberg Anderson Design Partnership of Milwaukee, has been selected to lead the design team for the Concourse Gate Expansion of General Mitchell International Airport. The expansion is anticipated to add 90,000 square feet to the 45,000-square-foot Concourse C. The project includes airfield, terminal and gate design and coordination with the FAA and tenant airlines.
CG Schmidt of Milwaukee has completed construction of the new Hidden Glen Golf Club in Cedarburg. The 24,165-square-foot project consisted of constructing a new clubhouse and cart storage building. The facility includes a full-service kitchen, bars, dining areas, locker rooms with showers, administration area and pro shop.
Briohn Building Corp. of Pewaukee has been selected by Franklynn Development to design and construct an indoor soccer facility containing three regulation-size contained fields. The new 79,000-square-foot facility will be at 19485 W. Lisbon Rd. in Brookfield.
– Briohn Building recently completed a 4,600-square-foot retail office for Brookfield Travel, in the Towne Centre Development, 19045 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield.
– Briohn Building is designing and constructing a 30,100-square-foot multi-tenant building at 4630 S. Brust Ave. in St. Francis. Advance Hydraulics will occupy 16,050 square feet of the building while Pilot Air Freight will occupy 7,500 square feet.

Beyer Construction is reconstructing and restoring the former home of Congregation Emanu-El at 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. for UW-Milwaukee’s new performance and education center, the Helen Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. The project is transforming the large sanctuary into a 750-seat concert hall with an orchestra pit. Existing areas within the building will be renovated for a variety of spaces for smaller performances, rehearsals, classrooms, offices and a music library. Architectural design work is by Uihlein Wilson Architects, Milwaukee. A September completion is planned.
T-3 Group of Milwaukee has interior remodeling completed work on WFS Financial/Liberty Trust at 11020 W. Plank Ct. in Wauwatosa.
– T-3 Group has also completed work on the Noodles & Company restaurant at 3121 N. Oakland Ave. in Milwaukee. Noodles & Company (www.noodles.com) is a Boulder, Colo.-based restaurant chain that serves freshly prepared noodle dishes for about $5 per bowl. T-3 had previously built out the chain’s other Milwaukee-area site in the Riverpoint Center in Fox Point.
Industrial Towel & Uniform (www.itu-at.com) is expanding into a 60,000-square-foot building in the New Berlin Industrial Park. The company is moving its customer call center, IT department, embroidery department, stockroom and data center to the facility at 2885 S. James Dr., near its present location at 2700 S. 160th St. Fifty employees will work in the James Drive facility, while 200 will remain at the current facility. David Leef, ITU vice president, said the company outgrew its 130,000-square-foot 160th Street facility.
Jens Construction of Pewaukee is providing build-out for a new OB/GYN clinic in Glendale. The 5,928-square-foot clinic, at 4655 N. Port Washington Rd., is scheduled for completion this month.
Beyer Construction of New Berlin has been hired by Kahler Slater Architects to construct the firm’s new offices at 111 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. The project involves the relocation of space on two floors of the ASQ Center, formerly the Marshall Fields/Gimbels department store. Beyer will renovate 32,000 square feet on the third floor and 5,000 square feet on the second floor of the building, based on Kahler Slater’s architectural and interior design specifications. Kahler Slater currently employs 150 people, 115 of whom are design professionals. The firm is moving from the 611 Building, at 611 E. Wisconsin Ave., which building owner Northwestern Mutual is taking over for its use.
Weas Oak Creek’s Meadowmere Village has opened at 701 E. Puetz Rd. in Oak Creek, designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects of Milwaukee. Meadowmere Village is both a 53,000-square-foot, 60-unit residential care apartment complex and a 12,600-square-foot, 20-bed community-based residential facility. One of the village’s hallmarks is the dining room, which is a showpiece that extends two stories and has an entry sequence. It features huge windows that overlook the rear yard and patio and has enough room to accommodate all 60 apartment residents and their guests. The apartment complex also features an activity center, media center, prayer/meditation room, spa, wellness center, a courtyard and the attached 20-bed CBRF.
Just over a year after the groundbreaking ceremony, Phase I of Towne Centre in Brookfield is opening for business. Marketed as a “lifestyle center”, this development project will eventually have more than 15 retail/office buildings, more than 60 condominiums, and a senior living facility.
Towne Centre has attracted retail stores such as Sendik’s Food Market (which is already open for business), Brookfield Travel, Cousin’s Subs, a hair salon, dry-cleaners, gourmet coffee shop, women’s apparel store, tanning salon, home entertainment store, and a personal fitness office.
Thomson Corp., the developer of the Towne Centre Project, is working with Jan Neis and David Donoian of Grubb & Ellis
Boerke company to fill the retail sections of the first phase and the following phases. Although they are not opposed to working with national franchises, they are focusing on independent business owners.
Along with Neis and Donoian, Andrew Jensen and Patti Fitch are working with Thomson Corp. on the office space. Office tenants include an engineering firm and insurance company. There are currently two buildings that offer office space on the second level, totaling 30,000 square feet. More space will become available in future phases.
Construction is continuing in the area and is under way on the senior living facility. Phase II will begin in spring of 2002 which will add to the currently completed five buildings. The development is located on the corner of Capitol Drive and Brookfield Road. Upon completion there will be a total of 155,900 square feet of retail space, 70,000 square feet of office space and 83,700 square feet of residential space.
CG Schmidt of Milwaukee has begun construction on Mashuda Hall at Marquette University. The project will include the removal and replacement of 21,284 square feet of exterior window walls. New metal panels, windows and finishes will also be added. The construction will be completed this month.
Aug. 3, 2001 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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