Laacke & Joys to move manufacturing division to Brookfield

Special to The Freeman

March 17, 2014

Laacke & Joys Company will move the operations of its manufacturing division, LJ Design & Manufacturing, from downtown Milwaukee to a 50,560-square-foot building at 3205 N.124th St. in Brookfield this summer. Previously occupying the building at 3205 N.124th St. was VerHalen, a distributor of Pella and other windows.     
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BROOKFIELD – Laacke & Joys Company will move the operations of its manufacturing division from downtown Milwaukee to a 50,560-square-foot building in Brookfield this summer.

According to an announcement Monday, Laacke & Joys owners Marsha and Terry Mather purchased the building at 3205 N.124th St. to house LJ Design & Manufacturing. The intent is to move the manufacturing operations by the end of June, which was necessitated by increased growth, according to the announcement.
 
“We are very pleased to have a company with the such a rich history, strong name and reputation choose this location in the City of Brookfield,” said Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto in a statement. “LJ Design & Manufacturing moving to our 124th Street Commerce District reinforces the momentum we have seen and the investments the city is planning in that area.”

LJ Design & Manufacturing produces sewn products for OEMs, industrial and medical applications, municipalities, schools, universities, construction and military. In 2012, the company acquired the assets of Concept Seating and has since been manufacturing and marketing a line of intensive use, 24/7, dispatch chairs.

Laacke & Joys retail has been operating exclusively out of its flagship store in Brookfield at 19233 W Bluemound Road since Feb. 1.

Brookfield Economic Development Coordinator Tim Casey said the new building will provide room for LJ Design & Manufacturing to grow.

Previously occupying the building at 3205 N.124th St. was VerHalen, a distributor of Pella and other windows. Casey said the city is working with the business to relocate it within Brookfield.

http://ljdesignmfg.com