Company’s growth to add jobs in Saukville

Jeneil Biotech gets the green light from the CDA for $48 million project slated to start in May
By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

Jeneil Biotech is planning a $48 million expansion for its facility in the Village of Saukville, which will create 35 new jobs for the supplier of natural dairy flavors.

The Village of Saukville’s Community Development Authority approved the two-phase project on Tuesday, which will add approximately 123,000-square feet to the current 233,000-square-foot facility, located at 400 N. Dekora Woods Blvd. 

Company officials said the additional space is required to meet growing business demands.

The first phase of the project will add 81,428-square feet to the east side of the site, which will include a warehouse, equipment room, cooler, freezer and a dry box room. 

The initial phase will also involve expanding the company’s wastewater treatment facility. 

The second phase involves adding 25,590-square feet of office space at the southwest side of the facility and also a 33,760-square-foot fermentation center to the northwest.

The estimated timeline for the first phase calls for construction starting in May with completion by fall. 

The second phase would begin in fall and completed in about a year. 

According to Steve Spangenberg, the company’s engineering services manager, the estimated cost of the project is $48 million. 

That includes $18 million for the first phase, $15 million for the second phase and $15 million for additional equipment.

Spangenberg also said the first phase will add 25 workers and the second phase will bring in 10 more employees. 

“It’s awesome Jeneil is committed to a multi-million-dollar project in the village, and it’s even more exciting to hear they are going to employ more people,” Village President Barb Dickmann said.

According to Spangenberg, construction will take place during the week with some possible work on the weekends.

Sheboygan-based Abacus Architects is the designing firm for the project.

Jeneil Biotech has operated in the Village of Saukville since 1996, when it built a 163,000-square-foot facility to produce food and dairy flavors. 

In 2012, a 25,000-square-foot expansion was completed to accommodate space needs. Several years ago, 44,800 square feet were added for additional processing, warehousing and mechanical needs.   

“We’re proud to be expanding our facility, but we’re even more glad to offer new employment opportunities in Saukville,” Spangenberg said. “Our company is committed to the community.”

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