As part of the revamp, Klement’s will renovate its 50,000sq ft site, as well as expanding it by 5,000sq ft. The investment will also be used to upgrade its manufacturing equipment.
The business believed the construction project would make it “more efficient” and strengthen its relationship with the Milwaukee community.
“The response from the community has been overwhelming,” said Klement’s CEO Tom Danneker. “Our customers gave us the confidence and ability to move forward with this expansion. We look forward to meeting the growing demand for our handcrafted Klement’s sausage for years to come.”
The major construction project has been backed by the mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, who said Klement’s had earned its reputation for producing products that were high quality.
Meanwhile, the governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, also paid tribute to the expansion.
“Wisconsin is a top 10 state for manufacturing jobs since we took office, and it’s because great, long-time Wisconsin employers like Klement’s are committed to growing here in our state,” said Walker.
“This expansion is outstanding news, and we look forward to Klement’s continued investment in Wisconsin.”
Klement Sausage Company was established in 1956 by brothers, John, George, and Ron Klement.
The company employs over 350 people in its two Milwaukee plants and manufactures fresh sausages, cooked and smoked sausages, summer sausages and snack sticks.