On Monday, November 8, the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit, including Site and Operational Plans, for EMCO Chemical to conduct alterations to a portion of the building located at 8601 95th Street. EMCO plans to make changes to a western-facing section of the current facility. The interior modifications will create an unloading area for trucks, a tank farm storage area, and a blending room to manufacture products.
EMCO’s facility alterations are expected to begin in February 2022, with estimated completion in the spring of 2022. The alterations will not change the square footage of the building or change the number of employees working at the facility. The modifications will improve the shipping and handling compacity of the industrial distribution division, which receives chemicals in bulk, unloads chemicals into storage tanks, and packages chemicals into smaller containers.
“EMCO has been and continues to be a great community partner; they are committed to providing family-supporting jobs and safety,” said Jean Werbie-Harris, Community Development Director. “It is great to see them thriving in this community, continuing to invest in their facility, and growing their operations.”
EMCO is one of the leading providers of chemicals and chemical-related products and services in North America. The company blends chemicals, utilizing solvent and water-based formulas, and packages them into desired containers to meet customer requirements. The company was founded 50 years ago, in 1971, by EMCO President Edward Polen and joined the Pleasant Prairie Business Community in 2010, purchasing a 30-acre site located at 8601 95th Street. The Pleasant Prairie facility was perfect because it was specially outfitted for chemical operations and contained the substantial infrastructure needed for a chemical distributor. In 2013, EMCO retrofitted the 260,000 square foot building into a state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility, relocating the company’s Corporate Headquarters from North Chicago to Pleasant Prairie.
“We were so fortunate to find this site in Pleasant Prairie, and in working with the Village, we were able to create one of the nicest chemical distribution facilities in the U.S.,” said EMCO President Edward Polen. “Our sincere thanks to the Village for their continued support, and EMCO is proud to be a member of this business community.”
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