Millwork companies merge

Two of the Milwaukee area’s most venerable millwork companies are uniting, as T.J. Hale of Menomonee Falls has purchased A.J. Pietsch Co. of Milwaukee.
T.J. Hale is a 60-year-old manufacturer of retail interior environments, while A.J. Pietsch is a 90-year-old fine millwork manufacturer.
Together the two long standing companies have more than 130 employees and 250,000 square feet of space to deliver greater speed, value and capacity to the market.  The combined organizations have grown payrolls by more than 35 percent and revenues by more than 50 percent in the last 12 months. 
“I’ve been very fortunate over the last 18 years to be a steward of A. J. Pietsch Co., bringing it just shy of its 100th anniversary,” said Gregory Reistad, president of A.J. Pietsch. “This new combined company will catapult A. J. Pietsch into its next century.”
A.J. Pietsch manufacturing will move to Menomonee Falls. A.J. Pietsch Co.’s plant at 3535 W. State St. in Milwaukee will be closed.
The combination leverages state of the art systems, CNC equipment and facilities capacity to deliver greater ability to manage the larger millwork challenges ahead.
T.J. Hale also will continue its Milwaukee manufacturing and distribution facility on Douglas Avenue.
“We’re very excited to see this combination to its full potential over the next three to five years.  We have great confidence in the Wisconsin talent brought to bear and in the potential of increased manufacturing expertise this brings to our clients.  An essential key to our past success and that of our future is the skill of our companies – as we bring new generations into our business, we are excited to see the experience of all these years bestowed unto these next generations,”  said Bob Rosean, chief executive officer of T.J. Hale.

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