R+D Custom Automation has announced the relocation of plant operations to Salem Business Park in Salem, Wis. The move from Lake Villa, Ill. to Trevor, Wis., is scheduled for the second quarter of 2021 and will consolidate operations under one roof, strengthening equipment efficiencies, staffing, customer pricing and future expansion.
Designed to accommodate product flow, the new 62,000-square-foot building will feature 24-foot ceilings, a centrally located engineering hub, and the addition of a state-of-the art waterjet machine.
The project represents an investment of approximately $6 million and will bring nearly 60 jobs to Kenosha County.
The new location provides R+D with up to 100,000 square feet for future expansion, ensuring that both immediate and long-term needs are being met – including additional room for expanded parking, docking and shipping set-up.
The expanded floor space offers a variety of amenities to benefit customers, including dedicated areas for development work, added meeting rooms and engineering equipment, and optimized shipping and receiving capabilities. All of the labor, tax and layout advantages ensure that R+D’s pricing will become even more competitive.
R+D is bullish on the Salem location and believes that the area’s growing economic development will positively impact recruiting and the quality of hires. R+D is excited to make the move to the great state of Wisconsin and provide expanded services to both existing customers and prospective new clients.