Midwest Engineering Systems moving to larger space

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., an automation systems manufacturer, is in the process of moving into a new 100,000-square-foot facility at W238 N1800 Rockwood Drive in Pewaukee. The company has outgrown its existing Pewaukee space as demand for automation systems increases. “Ten years or so ago, we probably did maybe five to 10 robots a year. Now, we’re probably doing 50 to 60 robots a year,” said Dean Stefanac, vice president-engineering and operations.

MWES’ growth over the past 10 years demonstrates the trend. In 2004, it was in an 8,000-square-foot facility in West Allis. Five years ago, it moved to an 18,000-square-foot facility in Pewaukee. And in 2011, it moved into its current 55,000-square-foot space at N26 W23445 Paul Road in Pewaukee.

At the same time, the company has been steadily hiring. It added 61 employees in 2012 and 20 employees in 2013. It has already hired 18 this year. MWES is leasing the new 100,000-square-foot facility, formerly occupied by Harley-Davidson apparel manufacturer Holoubek Studios Inc., and adding new equipment. The company also plans to hire another five to 10 new employees, Stefanac said. Operations at the old facility will wrap up by the end of the year. Continue reading on BizTimes click here.