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