Commission OKs new headquarters for J&L

By Sarah Pryor - Freeman Staff

July 10, 2014

WAUKESHA - A local pulp and paper processing company is one step closer to moving its corporate headquarters to a new 63,000-square-foot building on Progress Avenue, as the Plan Commission unanimously approved a preliminary site plan and architectural view Wednesday night.

J& L Fiber Services currently rents its corporate offices on Phillip Drive, but wants to build something larger next to an existing building the company owns at the corner of Progress Avenue and Sentry Drive, said Community Development Specialist Jeff Fortin.

The building will consist of 54,000 square feet of manufacturing area and 9,000 square feet of office space.

According to J& Lís website, the company is a world leader in providing innovative pulp, paper and board process optimization solutions. Core products include refiner fillings and screen cylinders for all pulp, paper and other board applications.

In other business, the commission:

* Didnít discuss plans for the former Mackís Custard site at 789 Moreland Blvd. because the item was placed on hold until next week.

* Unanimously approved final plans for a five-family town house planned for 1918 Madera Street.