Two businesses move to Lisbon
Stop work order issued on remodeling

By Kelly Smith - Special to The Freeman

Feb. 7, 2018

LISBON — Two new tenants, Vividlink Print Solutions and Wisconsin Custom Metal Fabrications, are moving into the business park located near the intersection of Indian Grass Lane and Highway 164 near the center of the town.

However, Town Building Inspector Bryan Oelhafen has placed a stop work order on the remodeling of the space being leased at N 70 W 25156 Indian Grass Lane by Wisconsin Custom Fabrication.

Oelhafen told the Plan Commission at its Thursday, Feb. 1, meeting that he placed the stop work order on the remodeling because he has been unable to contact the contractor on the project who works for the building landlord, not the fabrication company.

The building is owned by the Tomasini Family Limited Partnership of Pewaukee, according to town documents.

Alfred Bayer of Lisbon owns the fabrication company.

Wisconsin Custom Metal Fabrication specializes in the fabrication of custom high-end steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum and copper architectural finishings, and decorations and designs for corporate clients, according to documents submitted by the company.

The plans call for creating about 5,700 square feet of fabrication space by remodeling two rental units at the location.

Oelhafen is a member of the plan commission and recommended the commission approve the site plan and plan of operations for the fabrication company contingent upon the building contractor addressing concerns about the remodeling project that have been raised by state, county and local authorities.

The concerns raised by the authorities, including the Lisbon Fire Department, are not related to the business plans submitted by the fabrication company, according to Oelhafen.

Oelhafen did not describe what authorities were concerned about in the remodeling project.

The company anticipates operating from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with two full time employees.

The commission unanimously agreed to accept Oelhafen’s recommendation.

The commission also approved the site plan and business plan of operations submitted by Vividlink Print Solutions for N69 W25055 Indian Grass Lane.

Kroeger Properties of Hartland owns the property.

Randy Kohler of Vividlink Print Solutions explained to the commission that the company operates a fulfillment center where clients’ products are assembled and shipped.

The company, which anticipates one full time and three-part time employees working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is presently located on Simmons Avenue in Pewaukee.