PEWAUKEE – Federal Mfg. Co.
will start construction next week on a 78,000-square-foot
building in Pewaukee that it plans to turn into its new
The company will move from Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point
neighborhood and intends to be in their new facility, N15
W23500 Stone Ridge Drive in the Ridgeview Corporate Park, in
summer 2014. The new building will include manufacturing and
Loveland, Ohio-based Pro Mach Inc. bought Federal Mfg. in
2012 and will lease out the space to Federal.
“It is bittersweet to be leaving our facility here in the
Walker’s Point neighborhood,” said Frank Johanek, Federal
Mfg. vice president and general manager. “We simply need
more space to accommodate national and international sales
growth, a state-of-the-art space that supports 21st-century
manufacturing technology and practices.”
Currently, Federal’s headquarters is at 201 W. Walker St.,
Milwaukee. The company owns four buildings and two vacant
lots in that area, but hasn’t determined future plans for
the space yet.
Federal Mfg., which has been around for 65 years, designs
and manufactures liquid filling and capping machines for the
dairy, juice, specialty drink, chemical, coatings and
pharmaceutical industries. The company says it is the
largest supplier of dairy filling equipment in the United
Pro Mach is a packaging machinery company that includes more
than 20 packaging equipment brands.
“One of the things we identified during our early
discussions with Federal was that the business needed more
and newer space for manufacturing,” said Mark Anderson, Pro
Mach president and CEO. “We are proud to be moving forward
with Federal’s growth plan and making a significant
investment in the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area and
supporting local job growth.”
Federal Mfg. said they’re happy they can still have a
facility close to the Milwaukee-area.
“We’re pleased that we’re staying close to the area and
community where it all started for us,” Johanek said.