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WisPark LLC, the real estate arm of We Energies, wants to lease part of its building at 2825 4 Mile Rd. to Beneficial Reuse Management, which makes gypsum pellets used as a fertilizer in the agricultural industry.

Jerry Frank, president of WisPark, will ask the Caledonia Village Board to approve a conditional use permit to allow the company to use the facility. The Plan Commission approved WisPark’s request in May.

Beneficial Reuse Management, which makes GypSoil, plans to employ 30 people at the facility.

The We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant will supply the gypsum to Beneficial Reuse Management since gypsum is a byproduct of the coal-making process and can be used as fertilizer on farm fields.

Jerry Franke, president of WisPark, will ask the Caledonia Plan Commission Tuesday to approve a conditional use permit to use the 60,000 square-foot building. The plant expect to operate three shifts 24-hours per day, seven days a week. Construction of the new space is expected to start July 15 and be completed next summer.

CalStar, which previously occupied the building, made bricks out of fly ash from the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant. But it went out of business in November. Wisconsin Energy Corp. also owns We Energies.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.