New Berlin - Quad/Graphics has begun installing equipment in what will be its second New Berlin facility, a 205,063-square-foot industrial building at 5600 S. Moorland Road.
The facility, which will operate around the clock seven days a week, will open in late May. It will mainly serve as a mail sorting center, a commingling plant that will combine letter-size mail from multiple customers into one mail stream to take advantage of greater postal savings from presorting, said Claire Ho, Quad/Graphics spokeswoman. The sorting will help support the company's direct mail division.
The new facility also will house a finishing operation to support Quad's specialty print division. No printing equipment will be used in the building, however.
Quad/Graphics is leasing the building from Ace Distribution and Leasing, a distributor for some types of Harley-Davidson merchandise. Ace itself had been using the building until Quad/Graphics leased it, city officials said.
Quad/Graphics is accepting applications for the facility, which will eventually have 150 full- and part-time employees, Ho said. Twenty-five of those workers will come from the Quad/Graphics plant in Pewaukee, which currently houses some commingling mail equipment that will be relocated to New Berlin.
The Moorland Road building will be in addition to a 90,000-square-foot Quad/Graphics plant at 16600 W. Glendale Drive that produces in-store signage.
Quad/Graphics, which originated in the Milwaukee area, is an international commercial printer with more than 50 plants around the globe, including eight in Wisconsin. Its customers include consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, according to the firm's website,www.qg.com.
AT A GLANCE
The Sussex-based Quad/Graphics printing company already operates eight manufacturing plants in Wisconsin:
2.2 million square feet in Lomira
2 million square feet in Sussex
1.6 million square feet in Hartford
911,000 square feet in West Allis
303,000 square feet in Pewaukee
98,000 square feet in Menomonee Falls
90,000 square feet in New Berlin
145,000 square feet in Burlington.
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