2 Walworth Packaging Companies Make a $13M Relocation to Elkhorn

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016

Property closure and anticipatory state requisites have prompted two packaging companies based in Walworth County to relocate to Elkhorn where they intend to construct a sophisticated facility at the cost of $13 million.

As per the plan overview submitted by Jon Klahr, CEO of the East Troy-based U.S. Packaging and Maxpax from Walworth, both enterprises are progressing and require an elaborate infrastructure comprising of an adequate production space as well as a larger warehouse to facilitate their growth.

A 6-to-nil vote declared the unanimous approval of the proposed plan by the plan commission of Elkhorn. City administrator, Sam Tapson, said, “Now the companies and city have to close on the 31.78-acre parcel, and the companies must fulfill any other lingering state requirements.”

The companies will move to a 194,000-square-foot facility in Elkhorn's industrial park upon the completion of the construction process. The Highway 67 at the east end of Morrissey Drive next to Four Lakes Athletic Club will be the new location of the facilities.

Both enterprises provide identical services which are to fill containers and distribute the product to vendors or store it until a company needs it delivered. Each business also offers customized packaging solutions for its customers.

While U.S. Packaging caters to the food industry, Maxpax‘s services are pertinent to non-food items like chemicals, household cleaners and hardware.

In accordance with the proposed plan, the new facilities will include 193,742 square feet of space for production, storage and two stories of offices, a 15,000-square-foot maintenance building and 104 parking spaces.

A fresher landscape would also be built in order to accommodate a pond and lawn space by incorporating the existing wetlands.


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