August 30, 2012 – Gaco Western, a technology leader in waterproofing and insulation products, is proud to announce the expansion of their Waukesha facility located at 1245 Chapman Drive. City of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima commented, “The Waukesha family is delighted that Gaco Western is adding to the momentum of innovation and growth in our community.”
The expansion is twofold and includes a significant increase in the laboratory areas to support the company’s focus on technology and formulation developments. Additionally the size of the facility will more than double, increasing by approximately 80,000 sq. ft. to accommodate the growth that the company is seeing and to consolidate all manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations in the Wisconsin area into one facility. This project will also allow the company to re-configure the manufacturing area for increased volume and efficiency. The building expansion will connect to the current facility and will extend onto adjacent property which was recently purchased. The expansion is expected to add 18 additional jobs ranging from warehouse positions to senior research chemist roles. These expansions are pending TIF financial approvals and all final building approvals from the City of Waukesha.
“The expansion of the Waukesha facility will secure a strong base in the community and allow for future growth which is fueled by our innovative technologies,” stated Eric Zimmerman, Vice President of Operations and General Manager.