Badger Tag & Label, Random Lake, Wis., broke ground on a new 22,000-square-foot building located on 12 acres in Sherman, Wis. This will be Badger’s second facility in the Random Lake area.
Comprising the new building space will be 14,271 square feet for production, 4,393 square feet of warehouse/storage, 2,280 square feet for corporate offices and 1,056 square feet for a receiving area.
The production area will be the new home of four flexographic presses to be moved from the original facility for printing custom tags and labels, the rewind department, which will also move from the original facility, and a digital press and plotter cutter for die cutting of specialty projects that are currently housed at the Plymouth, Wis., location. Construction is slated to be complete later this year.
The 30,000-square-foot building will carry on the tag and label printing company’s 82-year tradition of letterpress printing and finishing.
“While there aren’t immediate plans to add staff, we’ll potentially increase our workforce in the future,” says Kevin Kalkofen, vice president. “Over the years as we’ve added capabilities, we have reconfigured our two current facilities to accommodate everything, and we have literally run out of space. This new building will offer the benefits of additional space and closer proximity of the two buildings.”
The footprint of the new building will be placed on the property with up to 10,000 square feet of additional capacity if needed. Also, the 12-acre parcel allows for sale of select portions for construction by other businesses. A retention pond, currently under development, is also part of the current project.