Dielectric Manufacturing to build new plant and HQ in Germantown

Freeman Staff

July 2, 2019

 Dielectric Manufacturing will break ground on its new headquarters
in Germantown on Wednesday.
Submitted rendering

MENOMONEE FALLS — Dielectric Manufacturing will break ground on its new headquarters on Wednesday.

The new facility will allow it to significantly enhance its plastic and metal parts production efficiency and expand its capacity by constructing a new 100,000-square-foot plant and headquarters in Germantown.

The new facility will replace its Menomonee Falls location. Ground will be broken for the project Wednesday with an anticipated spring 2020 completion.

“Our business has grown significantly over the last several years, putting us close to capacity at our current location,” said Mike Esser, president and CEO, in a statement. “A new facility will not only let us continue to meet the expanding needs of our customers for years to come, but also will give us the opportunity to create a highly efficient production flow.”

The company, formerly known as Dielectric Corp., machines and fabricates metal and plastic components and assemblies for a wide variety of companies, including Fortune 500 businesses. It serves a spectrum of industries including health care equipment, aerospace, defense industry vehicles and vessels, food processing, power distribution, and agriculture.

About 28 acres of land was acquired for the new building by the Esser family corporation, which will retain just over 13 acres for the Dielectric Manufacturing operations, according to the announcement. The remaining acreage is being offered for sale to support other development.

“The closeness of this property to a U.S. Highway 41/45 interchange was a key factor in making the purchase,” Esser said. “Our current facility is similarly close to the highway, and we wanted to retain that accessibility.”

The building will include space for offices, production, quality control and warehousing.

The current Dielectric facility will be offered for lease or sale after it is vacated next summer.

The company’s facilities in Waupaca, which operates as Centerline Machine, and in Lake Mills, Iowa, will remain operational.