Food distributor to add 60 jobs in Waukesha

Bartlett, Ill.-based Greco and Sons, an Italian food distribution company, plans to move its Milwaukee operation from 111 W. Maple St., in the city’s Walker’s Point neighborhood, to a 49,500-square-foot building at 1100 Marlin Ct., Waukesha.

Greco and Sons recently purchased the Waukesha building from the Donald J. Hindman Trust. James Young of Cassidy Turley Barry represented the Donald J. Hindman Trust and Barry Chavin of NAI MLG Commercial represented Greco and Sons in brokering the sale.

The Waukesha building is about twice the size of the company’s Milwaukee facility, according to Greco and Sons president Eddie Greco.

Greco and Sons currently has 60 employees at the Milwaukee facility, and plans to double its local employment adding an additional 60 employees when the operation is moved to Waukesha in August, Greco said.

“We’ve had increased business in the marketplace,” Greco said. “(The Milwaukee area) is a good market.”

The Waukesha building is currently occupied by North American Corp., a Glenview, Ill.-based distributor of janitorial supplies and paper products, which plans to relocate to a larger facility, Young said.

“We’re told they are looking for a larger site, upwards of 100,000 square feet, in the Kenosha area,” Young said. “There’s going to be a deal sometime in the next three months. They’ve toured a couple of buildings from what I know. Somebody’s going to get a nice deal in that market.”

North American Corp. has about a dozen employees in Waukesha and has not determined if it will be adding any more at the new location, the facilities manager for the company said.

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