Glenn Rieder architectural millwork to build new 120,000 square foot plant
December 20, 2016 | 6:41 am CST
MILWAUKEE - Glenn Rieder, the national architectural millwork firm has entered into a preliminary agreement with the City of West Allis, Wisconsin, to build an $8 million, 120,000 square foot manufacturing and office facility on a 12 acre remediated brownfield site.  
Glenn Rieder says it has outgrown its facility in Milwaukee, and having explored several locations in southeast Wisconsin, selected West Allis, west of downtown Milwaukee, which it said is offering a competitive incentive package. Construction is slated for 2017.
Glenn Rieder CEO Mike Floyd said the firm will design and build a new 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with 30,000 square feet of office space to house its main headquarters. The company currently employs over 240 skilled cabinet makers, engineers and project professionals with 84 employees based in the Milwaukee area.
Construction of the new facility will increase Glenn Rieder's capacity, bring new employment, and enhance its reputation as a leader in the architectural millwork industry.
Glenn Rieder, Inc. is a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified company (SW-COC-000969). It is certified through the SmartWood program of the Rainforest Alliance and conforms to the requirements of FSC Chain-of-Custody (COC). Chain-of-Custody (COC) is the path taken by raw materials harvested from an FSC-certified source through processing, manufacturing, distribution, and printing until it is a final product ready for sale to the end consumer. Glenn Rieder, Inc. is a manufacturing member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Quality Cabinet & Fixture Co., is a member of the Woodwork Institute of California.

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