Metalcraft plans West Bend factory expansion
25,000-square-foot addition proposed for south industrial park

By McLean Bennett

April 4, 2019

The exterior of Metalcraft of Mayville is seen on Wednesday morning in West Bend.
John Ehlke/Daily News

WEST BEND — A local manufacturer could expand its West Bend factory after the city’s Plan Commission on Wednesday green-lighted a few key items tied to the proposed 25,000-square-foot facility addition.

Metalcraft of Mayville is planning to add the space — mainly for offices and some robotics work — to its factory on the city’s far south side. James Reinke, West Bend’s business and development planner, said the company still needs a few more approvals before it can break ground on construction.

Wednesday’s Plan Commission approvals, though — the board OK’d a survey map and site plan outlining the expansion — marked some of the last major steps before work can start.

“It’s been a long-time great corporate citizen in West Bend, and we’re excited that they’re choosing to expand here,” Mayor Kraig Sadownikow said.

The addition would add space to the company’s existing 552,000-square-foot building in West Bend’s south-side industrial park, near the intersection of Progress Drive and Metalcraft Road.

The company, based in Mayville, builds parts for farming, mining, military and construction industries, among others. Besides West Bend, the firm operates facilities in Mayville and Beaver Dam.

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