TI Investors of Franklin LLC, an affiliate of Milwaukee-based real estate firm Zilber Ltd., recently purchased the 246,000-square-foot former Harley-Davidson warehouse at 1000 S. Franklin Dr. in Franklin for $9.7 million, according to state records. The property was sold by Harley affiliate H-D Franklin LLC.
Zilber Ltd. plans to lease the building to Baptista’s Bakery Inc.
The former Harley warehouse is part of Baptista’s ongoing expansion efforts. In June, the company completed a 120,000-square-foot expansion on its nearby Franklin manufacturing facility, which is now 250,000 square feet. There is room for five new production lines in the expanded space, and three have already been added. The fourth, an extrusion line, will soon be installed.
The company currently has about 370 employees, and expects to have 425 when its expansion projects are completed.