of the several buildings occupied by E.H. Wolf and
Sons along Kettle Moraine Drive in Slinger are seen
Tuesday. The company wants the village’s permission
to store more fuel and equipment on property near
the buildings. The company needs the additional
space because business is growing.
SLINGER - Business is growing for longtime Slinger
business E.H. Wolf and Sons.
for nearly 75 years, the fuel supply company located along
Kettle Moraine Drive wants to expand, but needs help from the
village to allow growth on land not designated for the use it
President Russ Brandt, who also heads the village’s Plan
Commission, said it doesn’t appear the company’s request is
“that big of a deal.”
a mistake years ago when the designation was made on the
village’s comprehensive plan,” Brandt said. “The use they need
was allowed before that change and it wasn’t supposed to be
changed. This would correct the mistake.”
President and owner Craig Wolf said his company needs the
property designated as M-2. They discovered the mistake while
looking at nearby property that could fit the company’s needs.
property we want to buy is designated M-1. When the mistake
happened the designation for the land we now occupy was also
changed to M-1 which means what we’ve been using it for over
many years, isn’t allowed,” Wolf said. “Once we get the
designation changed then we can look at buying the additional
property from Hanke Trucking which is at 203 Hartford Road.
goes as planned we’d demolish the building there and build an
additional 20,000-square-feet of warehouse space at a cost of
about $1.5 million,” Wolf said.
the company needs to expand because business is rising.
company has its roots here and we want to continue to grow and
add jobs in this community,” Wolf said. “Right now we have about
90 employees. We’d be adding more jobs when this is completed.
The new warehouse space would be another investment in the
the request won’t come before the Plan Commission for action
until at least the Oct. 5 meeting.
to see a company that’s such a big part of the community
continue to grow,” Brandt said.
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