EmbedTek to move to Waukesha County

Freeman Staff

Oct. 3, 2014

WAUKESHA — EmbedTek Chief Operating Officer Tom Fotsch said in January the company had outgrown its Hartland facility and planned to invest in a new facility to be located in Waukesha County.

The company, which designs and manufactures single-purpose computers and digital displays for original equipment manufacturers, will break ground on its new facility Wednesday. The 100,000-square-foot facility will be located at N7-W23700 Bluemound Road, near the Waukesha Airport in the City of Pewaukee.

Fotsch’s January comments came during a visit from Gov. Scott Walker. The governor also visited in May 2012 when the company had 30 employees and a 14,000-square-foot facility. In January the company had 65 employees and planned to be over 100 by 2015.

A release from the company says sales have grown 1,322 percent in the last three years.

The new facility was designed for cell-based manufacturing. Fotsch said in January the company would be investing $4.3 million in the facility and the state offered EmbedTek $300,000 in tax incentives for job growth.

The company plans to have an employee move the first shovel of dirt for the building on Wednesday.

“Our growth is a direct result of their hard work and passion for excellence,” Fotsch said in a statement.  “This groundbreaking is a celebration for all of us.”