Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin will move its manufacturing work into the old Sam’s Club, 6200 Regency West Dr., sometime over the next several months.

Goodwill Industries trains and helps people with disabilities or disadvantages find work and offers support services.

Purchased for $3.185 million in February, the old Sam’s Club will be transformed into a manufacturing facility. Once completed, the Goodwill Center for Work and Training, 1630 Enterprise Drive, will move into the facility. The retail storage facility and corporate offices at 5420 21st St. in Racine will then move to the Enterprise Drive facility, said Cheryl Lightholder, manager of communications.

“Our retail stores and manufacturing areas are growing,” Lightholder said. “We need more truck docks because when we get so many donations through our drives, our retail stores can’t hold all of it. There’s also more opportunities for manufacturing to grow in the future.”

The retail store at 3131 Oakes Rd. won’t be affected by these operational changes.

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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.