click image to zoomConstruction is progressing rapidly on commercial furnishings maker KI's $3.3 million expansion project for its Green Bay manufacturing facility. It will add 100,200 square feet of manufacturing, shipping, receiving and warehousing space to its current plant. A webcam view shows the progress real time. GREEN BAY, WI — KI says construction is proceeding on a $3.3 million expansion project for its Green Bay commercial furniture and case goods manufacturing facility.
Ground was broken on the 100,200 square foot addition in February 2012. When completed in June it will house manufacturing, shipping, receiving and warehousing space, allowing its current plant to reduce costs through streamlining production.
Dick Resch, CEO of employee-owned KI, said thje expansion "will also position KI for future employment growth and allow us to be more responsive to the ever-changing needs of our customers.”
KI’s Green Bay plant manufactures contract seating and educational furniture solutions. It is one of nine manufacturing facilities that KI operates nationwide: two others of which are located in Wisconsin in Bonduel and Manitowoc. Bonduel is increasing staff over the next 24 months.
The nine manufacturing facilities build a combination of contract furniture solutions, e.g., movable wall, tables, chairs, desks, healthcare seating,lounge seating, educational furniture, files and storage, workstation systems, etc.
The construction on the new KI Green Bay furniture plant expansion was contracted to Bayland Buildings, Inc. A rendering shows the finished addition.
click image to zoomDesign rendering of KI's $3.3 million, 100,000 square foot expansion of its Green Bay commercial furnishings plant will house manufacturing, shipping, receiving and warehousing space