workers weather the elements Friday afternoon as they work
on Connoils’ 25,000 square-foot building near Interstate
43 and Guthrie School Road in Big Bend.
BEND — Construction of Connoils LLC’s new building is well
underway with the shell of the building almost complete, said
Mike Duffek, principle of Duffek Construction.
precasted steel is complete and we’re working on roofing and
framing now,” Duffek said. “Our goal is to complete it this
spring in May.”
is a global manufacturer and distributor of natural, organic and
nutritional internally stabilized bulk oils, oil powders, soft
gels and specialty ingredients, according to the company
website. With its new facility, the company plans to enter the
production of cannabidiol (CBD), which in part entails producing
industrial hemp, company owner and Big Bend native Stacy
Peterson previously told a Freeman reporter.
February of 2019, the company will move its operations from a
7,300-square-foot building on W24-S4145 Pine Hollow Court in the
Town of Waukesha to a 25,000 square-foot building near
Interstate 43 and Guthrie School Road in Big Bend.
Big Bend Village Board approved the multimillion dollar
international company’s new facility over the summer.
Clerk Brad Calder previously told a Freeman reporter the first
phase of the company’s project has an estimated assessed value
of $4 million and could bring as much as $34,000 in tax revenue
for the village.
village has long had difficulties developing the I43/Highway 164
corridor due to the lack of sewer and water. However, Village
President James Soneberg previously told a Freeman reporter the
development will become a showpiece in the community to attract
other investors to Big Bend.
had a lot of interest in that intersection and hope we continue
to have growth in that area,” said Jeff Goodman, village