Klement Sausage Company will move its corporate offices from Bay View to the former Pabst brewery complex in downtown Milwaukee in early 2016.
Klement’s will occupy the fourth floor of the newly constructed Pabst Professional Center building at 1036 W. Juneau Ave.
“This move supports Klement’s long term commitment to the city of Milwaukee and our growth plans,” Ray Booth, CEO of Klement Sausage Company said in a written statement. “The Pabst Professional Center represents our ‘Best of Class’ business goal and supports that our best days as a company are ahead of us.”
Klement is moving its corporate offices downtown from 2324 S. Burrell St., just off Lincoln Avenue.
With Klement’s lease, the 40,000-square-foot Pabst Professional Center is now at 75 percent occupancy, said Michael Kelly, executive vice president of Blue Ribbon Management, the developer for the building. TCF Bank has leased the fifth floor and Logicalis, an IT consulting firm has leased a portion of the third floor. About 10,000 square feet are left of the third floor, Kelly said.
The first and second floors of the building is structured parking.
“Klement is a fantastic tenant and we are happy to have them,” Kelly said. “We believe the building will fit their needs and will be an opportunity for them to start a new chapter in their company.”
The new location will house the majority of Klement’s executive team as well as sales, marketing, finance, IT, planning and customer support staff.
Houston-based Tall Tree Foods acquired Klement Sausage Co. Inc. in May 2014, keeping Booth as the CEO to lead the business and the current management team in place.
The company was assisted by Siegel-Gallagher in the relocation search and Madisen Maher Architects has been selected for the design of the headquarters.