January 2015

In Racine County, spec space is being developed

The first of a handful of new industrial buildings in Racine County are under way or planned for construction this year. With an industrial vacancy rate of 3.7 percent in Racine County (regional rate: 5.5 percent), this news is a welcome relief to meet the demands of growing Racine County businesses as well as for those seeking a Racine County location within the Chicago/Milwaukee corridor.  In 2013 the Land and Lakes Co. ... Read More

S.C. Johnson buys former Diversey HQ for $27.6 million

Racine-based S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. recently closed on its purchase of the former Diversey Inc. corporate headquarters in Sturtevant for nearly $27.6 million, according to state records.  The 58-acre site at 8217 Washington Avenue includes a 277,000-square-foot office building.  Diversey, a sanitation solutions firm, was acquired in 2011 by Sealed Air Corp. Last year, Sealed Air announced that it would move its headquarters from New Jersey to Charlotte, N.C. ... Read More

Machinery Row pieces falling into place

RACINE — Machinery Row’s developers have secured $9 million in historic tax credits that will let them forge ahead with a $65 million riverfront redevelopment plan.  Davenport, Iowa-based Financial District Properties is working on a massive commercial-residential redevelopment of what the Root River Corridor Redevelopment Plan calls Machinery Row. The project would be Racine’s largest redevelopment ever. ... Read More

High School CNC Boot Camp 3

High School CNC Bootcamp 3!  Are you a Racine, Kenosha, or Walworth County high school student completing your junior year in 2015 and want to pursue a career in manufacturing? Boot Camp may be for you! This bootcamp is designed to give high school students the skills needed to start a career as a CNC Operator upon graduating high school.   ... Read More