Jonco Industries expanding to Bradley Road building

Will be its 12th facility in the city

Tom Ryan, right, with his son Mike at Jonco Industries headquarters at 2800 W. Custer Ave.

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:51 pm

Milwaukee-based Jonco Industries will expand its operations to a newly purchased facility at 8512 W. Bradley Road on the city’s far northwest side.

Tom Ryan, right, with his son Mike at Jonco Industries headquarters at 2800 W. Custer Ave.

Tom Ryan, owner of Jonco, said the facility is the company’s 12th location within the city, adding the facilities are all in close proximity to public transportation.

“I like the city,” he said. “I’m a believer that that’s where the majority of the people are that are looking for work.”

Jonco, which is headquartered at 2800 W. Custer Ave., provides a variety of manufacturing services including prototyping, fabrication, packaging, cutting and routing, printing, product assembly, warehousing and contract sewing.

An affiliate of Jonco bought the nearly 51,500-square-foot building from an affiliate of Madison-based Sara Investment Real Estate for $1.5 million, according to state records.

Ryan said the purchase would accommodate the growth of tenants in some of his other facilities. Jonco will use about one-third of the building and lease the remaining two-thirds.

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Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers manufacturing for 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.