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Goodwill Plans Expansion in Racine County
Racine, WI – Racine County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the planned expansion of Goodwill in the Village of Mount Pleasant at 1445 International Drive. The company’s move to the new site will provide additional space for Goodwill Manufacturing operations, which include light assembly, packaging, and complete supply chain and inventory management for partner corporations. Goodwill plans to continue to occupy 238,000 SF at its current 1630 Enterprise Drive, Sturtevant. The Sturtevant location will be converted to Goodwill Retails distribution center.
To facilitate Goodwill’s expansion, Zilber Property Group presented plans to the Village of Mount Pleasant Plan Commission on Wednesday, February 22 to construct a 116,000 SF addition at 1445 International Drive, expanding the 132,000 SF building to 248,000 SF. Pending final discussions, Zilber expects to acquire the speculative industrial building from Land and Lakes Development Company and proceed with construction in Spring 2017. The project is expected to be complete by end of 2017.
“The Goodwill expansion builds on the company’s presence in our community, taking advantage of Racine County’s ideal location in the Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor to better serve individuals with disabilities and disadvantages through its partnerships. We appreciate their continued investment in Racine County,” said Jonathan Delagrave, Racine County Executive.
“The Village is pleased that Goodwill has chosen to expand its operations in the Mount Pleasant Business Park. They join other important employers growing our community, including InSinkErator and Seda North America,” notes Jerry Garski, Village of Mount Pleasant President.
“Racine County continues to see increased interest in the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County,” comments, Laura Million, Business Development Manager, Racine County Economic Development. “Our partnership with the Village, Racine County, and development partners such as Land and Lakes and Zilber, position the community as a prime location for new development and businesses in southeast Wisconsin.”
Goodwill’s Manufacturing packaged and assembled more than 50 million units for some of the area’s largest companies. Through its chain of 66 retail stores and donation centers, Goodwill Retail diverted 72.9 million pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills and recycled 4.9 million pounds of computers and 2,854 pounds of cell phones. It launched its Ecommerce business last year through ShopGoodwill.com. It is the largest Goodwill organization among 163 agencies in North America. Goodwill also provided services for almost 65,000 men and women with disabilities and disadvantages. To learn more, visit www.goodwillsew.com.
About Zilber Property Group:
Zilber Property Group (www.zilberpropertygroup.com) is the trade name under which Zilber, Ltd. markets its commercial real estate portfolio. Zilber Property Group owns and manages approximately six million square feet of commercial space. Zilber, Ltd. Is a diversified commercial and residential real estate development and asset management company with corporate offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and operations in Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Texas and Wisconsin.
For more information on programs available to support business growth visit RacineCountyEDC.org or contact Laura Million.
Laura Million, Racine County Economic Development Corp
2320 Renaissance Boulevard, Sturtevant, WI 53177
Phone: (262) 898-7530