Aerospace/defense tech company might move HQ, 600 jobs to Falls
Company asks for anonymity

By Brandon Anderegg

Dec. 3, 2018

MENOMONEE FALLS - A local aerospace and defense tech company may move its headquarters and 600 jobs to a new facility proposed in Menomonee Falls.

For reasons unknown, the company has requested to remain anonymous and is not listed in the project plan, which will be reviewed by the Plan Commission next week. However, the plan consists of a high-tech manufacturing facility involving up to 600 engineering and technician jobs, according to a description of the plan submitted by Briohn Building Corp. on behalf of Weas Development.

The company would move from a neighboring community to a new 350,000-squarefoot manufacturing building planned for the northwest quadrant of the Good Hope Road and Flint Drive intersection, according to an Oct. 17 application submitted to the village by Milwaukee-based company Weas Development, which represents the manufacturer.

The application refers to the new headquarters as “Project Walleye” and according to the application, the company identified the site after searching in neighboring communities as well as their own community.

In addition to the manufacturing space, the company would remodel 120,000 square feet of existing office space. The proposed facility would become its new headquarters and house laboratories, research and development.

The company has also indicated it may expand in the future with an additional 72,000 square feet of space, according to the application.

A Briohn Building Corp. spokeswoman declined to comment. Weas Development did not respond to a request for comment.