Grand Appliance and TV will move its headquarters from Zion, Illinois and operations in New Berlin to Sturtevant.

The company, which employees 300 people, operates 20 retail locations in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. It plans to build an $8 million, 137,000 square-foot facility, which will serve as its corporate headquarters and distribution facility. The facility will be located on an 11.2 acre site in southern part of Renaissance Business Park.

The company already operates a retail facility in Sturtevant.

“Southeast Wisconsin provides an ideal location that supports Grand Appliance and TV’s growth plans,” said Mark Reckling, president of Grand Appliance and TV. “We are grateful to the Village of Sturtevant, Racine County, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Racine County Economic Development Corporation for their combined efforts to support this project.”

The facility will help the company meet the growing demand of its customers. Over 120 jobs will move to the new site, but 22 new jobs will be created over three years.

“We are happy to welcome Grand Appliance and TV to the Village of Sturtevant. The company’s headquarters will join other firms that have found success in Sturtevant’s ideal location in Racine County,” village president Steve Jansen stated.

The project requires the Village Board and Community Development Authority to help the company finance $450,000 of the project through a tax increment finance district. The Board and CDA will meet on at the March 7 to consider the request.

“Grand Appliance joins the growing list of distribution companies, including West Logistics and UNFI, choosing Racine County for its strategic location and workforce advantages,” said Jonathan Delagrave, Racine County Executive. “This project is just another example of our commitment to partnering with local governments and the State of Wisconsin to welcome new companies seeking a location in the Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor. “

 

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