Uline buys 230 acres in Kenosha for $23.6 million

Scene inside one of Uline’s 1 million-square-foot warehouses at its Pleasant Prairie headquarters campus.

Last updated on July 13th, 2022 at 12:26 pm

An affiliate of Pleasant Prairie-based shipping and business supplies provider Uline has purchased 230 acres of land along 38th Street in Kenosha, near its distribution centers southeast of I-94 and Burlington Road (Highway 142), according to state records.

The land, located on the north and south sides of 38th Street was sold to the company by Joseph and Vicky Kolnik for $23.6 million.

The move is an indication that Uline has more growth plans for Kenosha County. The company has grown significantly since the company moved its corporate headquarters to Kenosha County in 2010, which started with a 1-million-square-foot warehouse and a 275,000-square-foot corporate headquarters office building. In 2014, Uline announced it would double the size of the Pleasant Prairie headquarters, adding a second, similar-sized corporate office building and another 1 million-square warehouse. In 2017, Uline added an 800,000-square-foot distribution facility in Kenosha and completed a second facility of the same size on the Kenosha campus in late 2019.

Then in late 2019, Uline announced plans for two more new buildings, a nearly 1.1-million-square-foot warehouse facility and a 643,800-square-foot fulfillment facility at the Kenosha campus, a $130 million investment.

Uline now employs over 3,000 people in the Kenosha area. In May, the company said it wanted to fill 180 positions in Kenosha County this year.

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