Lakeland Supply Inc.

Top 10 award recipient

The Lakeland Supply team.

N8 W22380 Johnson Drive, Waukesha

Founded: 1982

Industry: Manufacturing wholesale

Employees: 35

2016 annual revenue: Not disclosed

In 2016, Pewaukee-based Lakeland Supply Inc. experienced the best sales year in the company’s 34-year history. It had 265 percent growth in net profit and its tool department repaired 30 percent more tools than the prior year.

In short, the company is growing quickly.

The Lakeland Supply team.

In February, Lakeland purchased 9 acres of land for a new 100,000-square-foot headquarters.

The new facility will increase the company’s office space from 6,000 to 16,000 square feet and will more than double its existing warehouse space, from 33,000 to 68,000 square feet.

Lakeland has been providing packaging and janitorial industrial supplies and tool repair for companies throughout the U.S. for more than 30 years.

This year, seven employees at Lakeland celebrated more than 20 years with the company. Three others celebrated 19 years and six more have served the company for more than 10 years.

Long-term loyalty to the company is a testament to the culture created within. Lakeland prides itself on having fun while being productive and regularly hosts annual events like chili cook offs, holiday luncheons, a summer picnic, dress up parties, bocce ball tournaments and cookouts.

Its commitment to service extends to the community, as well. Lakeland Supply donates 20 percent of its profits to nonprofit organizations in the community.

Last year, Lakeland sponsored two families in need through the Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County, donated gifts to patients at Rogers Memorial Hospital, and the company regularly supports several churches, youth organizations and other programs in the community.

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