Several businesses planning expansions in Germantown

By LINDA MCALPINE - Daily News

April 25, 2015

GERMANTOWN — Business appears to be booming in the village of Germantown.

Several companies are in the process of planning expansions and at least one new concern will be building.

At the April 13 meeting of the village’s Plan commission the following actions were taken: Aurora Advanced Healthcare, W180 N11070 River Lane, recently won approval from the village’s Plan Commission to carry out a conversion of its existing office space at that location for use as a medical specialty and diagnostic clinic.

This new clinic will house medical services that will be relocated from its Menomonee Falls clinic, along with some new ones, according to information provided to the village’s Plan Commission. Those services will include orthopedics, cardiology, women’s health, oncology and infusion, outpatient surgery, a laboratory and imaging services, such as MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear and digital mammography.

Sunlite Plastics Inc., W194 N11340 McCormick Drive, a medical technology company that specializes in the manufacturing of custom-made tubing and other products, received approval for a 51,640-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse building. Plans submitted to the village’s plan commission show the new building being connected to the existing plant by an enclosed corridor.

Plans submitted by Wago Corp., N120 W19129 Freistadt Road, for a 38,635 square-foot addition for warehousing and office space were approved by the Plan Commission. The current facility serves as the company’s North American headquarters. Wago Corp. is an international manufacturer of electrical automation control products.

First Choice Ingredients Inc., N112 W19528 Mequon Road, is planning a 4,482-square-foot addition and parking lot expansion. The addition will serve as refrigerated storage for the company, which produces concentrated liquid and powder flavorings used in food and beverage products.

A 1,232-square-foot addition is in the works for Midwest Products Inc., W194 N11665 McCormick Drive. The company manufactures and sells tools used in the embroidery business. The new addition will house office space.

A proposal for a new child care facility was also approved. Submitted by Jim Marriott, agent for Momentum Early Learning Center and developer of the Stonewood Corporate Center, a 12,650-square-foot building will be constructed at W175 N11037 Stonewood Drive. When completed, it will provide infant to 4K full- and part-time day care and learning services for up to 140 children and will have approximately 30 teachers and staff. Proposed hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

“Many businesses are expanding in our Industrial Park and within our borders,” Village President Dean Wolter said. “We appreciate that they are continuing to grow and that they choose to remain in the village of Germantown.”

Lynn Grgich, executive director of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce, said the fact that businesses are considering adding on and new ones are seeking to build in the village is a good sign.

“With the economy improving, I think we’re seeing companies that probably had building plans on hold now deciding to move forward with them,” Grgich said. “You often hear on the national level that the numbers are up for this and that, and I think it’s taken a while for that optimism about the economy to trickle down to this area of the country.”

“With the economy improving, I think we’re seeing companies that probably had building plans on hold now deciding to move forward with them.”