Future Goodwill facility sold for almost $8.6 million

Nonprofit moving manufacturing to expanded facility

The future home of Goodwill Industries manufacturing operations in Mount Pleasant has been sold to an affiliate of Zilber Property Group for almost $8.6 million.

A rendering of Goodwill Industries future manufacturing operations in Mount Pleasant.
A rendering of Goodwill Industries’ future manufacturing operations in Mount Pleasant.

An affiliate of Illinois-based Land and Lakes Real Estate Development sold the property.

The facility at 1445 International Drive currently has 132,000 square feet of space, but Zilber plans to break ground on a 116,000-square-foot expansion this spring.

Goodwill announced plans in February to move its manufacturing operations from Sturtevant to Mount Pleasant, shifting about 300 jobs in the process. The nonprofit also said it would add as many as 150 seasonal and full-time jobs over the next few years. The operations include light assembly, packaging, supply chain and inventory management operations.

Plans call for operations to move in late 2017 or early 2018. Once the manufacturing operations leave, the Sturtevant location will house Goodwill’s retail branch, which includes retail support personnel, as well as e-commerce and secondary markets teams.

Sign up for BizTimes Daily Alerts

Stay up-to-date on the people, companies and issues that impact business in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin

Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

No posts to display