Size of project: 36,800 sq ft
Capital expenditure: $3.3 million
Expected job creation: 15
Brelie Gear is a full-service manufacturer of fine and medium pitch spur and helical gears, worms and worm gears. Brelie’s existing facility in Milwaukee had gone through several additions, its flow was not optimal, and the site did not allow for future expansion.
Brelie Gear identified a four-acre site in the Waukesha Corporate Center, just south of State Highway 59 (Les Paul Parkway), to build its new 36,000-square-foot facility. The Corporate Center saw increased development in 2019. In addition, access to this location will be enhanced by the completion of the Waukesha West Bypass, providing a direct arterial connection to Interstate 94 to the west.
The larger space will continue to run as a full-service gear manufacturing facility that houses the latest in equipment technology and automation. “This new space will increase our production and ensure continued quality to best serve our customers. We will have room to expand our company for years to come,” states Steve Janke, President of Brelie Gear.
The Center for Growth assisted Brelie Gear with development approvals and worked to expedite the extension of telecommunications infrastructure to the site. The Center for Growth continues to work with Brelie and other firms to consider financing options from the new GROW Fund – established in 2019. Brelie moved in to the new $3.3-million facility in late 2019 and currently has 15 employees. Steve and his team are looking forward to continued expansion in Waukesha.