Menomonee Falls approves funding for E.R. Wagner

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Sept. 22, 2015

MENOMONEE FALLS — During the Village Board meeting Monday, village officials agreed to provide funding to E.R. Wagner for its future construction on Old Orchard Road.

Village Manager Mark Fitzgerald said the Village Board approved two payments of a maximum of $300,000 each or up to $600,000 total to reimburse the Milwaukee company for its work on the site. The reimbursement money will go toward E.R. Wagner’s foundation and footing construction and site work at W130-N8691 Old Orchard Road. Once the work is done, the company will be reimbursed, he said. As part of the contract, E.R. Wagner must have the work done by the start of June 2017.

While the building site is in a tax incremental financing district, Fitzgerald said the site lacks improvements. 

E.R. Wagner intends to move its manufacturing facility from Milwaukee to Menomonee Falls. The company plans to purchase the land and construct a 157,000-square-foot facility for the manufacture of stamped, machined, and wrapped assemblies. It addition, E.R. Wagner will acquire and install equipment at the facility.