Uline planning another distribution center in Kenosha

Would give company 5 million square feet in county

Uline Kenosha
Amazon’s 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center and 500,000-square-foot sorting center is on the east side of I-94 in Kenosha (top of photo). Uline has an 800,000-square-foot facility on the west side of the freeway (bottom of photo).

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:54 am

Pleasant Prairie-based Uline Inc. is planning a new distribution facility at Highway 142 and I-94 in Kenosha that would give the company a total of around 5 million square feet of facilities in Kenosha County.

The company is seeking wetland permit approvals for “a proposed (1.29 million-square-foot) building with exterior parking, truck docks and stormwater management facilities,” according to documents submitted to the Department of Natural Resources.

Uline did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the plans.

The facility would be located south of Highway 142 and west of I-94, across the freeway from the Amazon fulfillment center. Uline previously completed an 800,000-square-foot distribution center south of the site and is in the process of building another 800,000-square-foot facility at the same location.

In Pleasant Prairie, Uline has two 250,000-square-foot office buildings and two 1.1-million warehouse buildings. The company is also leasing a nearly 420,000-square-foot building in the LakeView Corporate Park.

Uline was awarded up to $18.6 million in tax credits to move its headquarters to Pleasant Prairie in 2010. According to WEDC records, the company created 2,008 jobs and has been verified for $16 million in tax credits. The Kenosha Area Business Alliance says the company has more than 2,500 employees in the county.

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Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers manufacturing for BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.