Tecumseh building gets a new tenant
StoreWall to join other tenants in factory

By Melanie Boyung - News Graphic Staff

Oct. 5, 2017

GRAFTON — The former Tecumseh plant is getting a new tenant again.

The village of Grafton Plan Commission approved a permit last week for StoreWall to take up residence in the southern section of the building at 900 North St. The StoreWall company manufactures and sells wall-mounted storage systems, and intends to use the Grafton space as a distribution center, according to a plan of operation document delivered to the village.

StoreWall is the most recent of several tenants to make use of the Tecumseh building this year, which had been largely vacant since 2009. Wal-Mart made temporary use of the building in the spring, when it needed storage space during renovations to the Saukville store; Wal-Mart then vacated as soon as that project was over. In June, the manufacturing company Guy and O’Neill of Fredonia received its permit to use 167,000 square feet in the northern end of the building for warehouse space.

Village Planner Jessica Wolff said the permit was not a matter of debate for the Plan Commission. Documents show StoreWall will use the south end of the building, where Wal-Mart previously leased space. Village documents state that the company's manufacturing occurs in China, and the Tecumseh building will be used for distributing the company’s storage systems to purchasers. Their website says they sell storage products for residential and business use.

The operation plan for StoreWall shows that the business will be running from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Up to eight employees will work each day in a single shift, with six to eight deliveries occurring at the warehouse each day.

The business will have specific routes which the truck traffic is limited to, including North Street and Green Bay Avenue/12th Avenue. Truck traffic and deliveries for the business will not be permitted on other routes.

StoreWall is expected to use 28,500 square feet of the building.

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