Uline Inc.’s ongoing expansion in Kenosha County could bring about 120 jobs to a large speculative warehouse near Interstate 94 that broke ground last year.
That’s according to an application city of Kenosha officials will review next week. It represents the packaging and shipping materials company eating up another 756,728 square feet of distribution space on the heels of finishing the third and fourth warehouses on its Kenosha campus last year.
The building Uline intends to lease is at 8311 38th St. near the Kenosha Regional Airport and on the opposite side of I-94 from the company’s city of Kenosha campus.
Applications filed with the city anticipate 120 jobs across three shifts. The building would be used for distribution of products to Uline’s remote branches.
Uline has been among the region’s fastest growing companies since moving its headquarters to Pleasant Prairie from Illinois in 2010. Its most recent performance data reported to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. shows it has created 2,691 jobs that qualify for state tax credit incentives and spent more than $107.7 million on building projects.
The company earlier this year reported to the Milwaukee Business Journal that it hired 700 people in southeast Wisconsin last year and 1,500 elsewhere in North America. During a September job fair, Uline offered $2,000 signing bonuses for jobs with a starting hourly wage of $23. At that time, it reported having 7,000 total employees across 12 locations.
Uline’s largest recent Kenosha County project was the completion last year of two buildings with a combined 1.7 million square feet on its Kenosha property.
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