Wildeck to add workspace, plans to hire up to 100

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

Sept. 3, 2015

WAUKESHA - Next week elected officials and company executives will lift ceremonial sledgehammers and begin the demolition for a vast renovation at Wildeck Inc. The company also intends to hire up to 100 people in the next four years, said Hubert Schlegel, director of marketing for Wildeck.

Wildeck will undergo a total renovation of the facility at 405 Commerce St., which is anticipated to be completed next spring, Schlegel said. All offices will be remodeled, walls will be taken down, bathrooms will be replaced and an empty mezzanine will be converted into office space.

It’s also part of Wildeck’s strategic plan to hire up to 100 people during the next four years, Schlegel said.

The 100-percent employee-owned Wildeck has been in business for 39 years. Its parent company is Holden Industries Inc.  Joe Haas, CEO of Holdren Industries, will be present for the celebration Wednesday morning, along with Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly.

“Our business plan is to be doubling in the next four years,” Schlegel said. The company currently employs about 140 to 150 people and has hired new staff in recent month. Future employee additions will be in all departments at Wildeck, a manufacturer of vertical lifts, mezzanines and work platforms.