Midwest Engineering Systems to hold grand opening Thursday

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., an automation systems manufacturer, is scheduled to celebrate the grand opening of its new 100,000-square-foot facility in Pewaukee on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour.

The company outgrew its previous 55,000-square-foot space at N26 W23445 Paul Road in Pewaukee, which it moved into in 2011, as demand for automation systems increases. It is leasing its new facility located at W238N1800 Rockwood Drive, the former site of Harley-Davidson apparel manufacturer Holoubek Studios Inc.

“Ten years or so ago, we probably did maybe five to 10 robots a year. Now, we’re probably doing 50 to 60 robots a year,” Dean Stefanac, vice president-engineering and operations, told BizTimes Milwaukee in an interview earlier this year.

The company currently has close to 115 employees, and is seeking to fill 10 to 20 more positions over the next few months, according to creative media and marketing specialist Lauren Rozman.

In the past, Midwest Engineering Systems was located at an 8,000-square-foot facility in West Allis and an 18,000-square-foot facility in Pewaukee.

Governor Scott Walker is expected to attend the grand opening in addition to Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas, Rep. Adam Neylon and Waukesha County Board Supervisor David Swan. 

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