With its worldwide headquarters in Schofield, Wisconsin, Greenheck is like many great privately held Wisconsin companies, tucked away in smaller Wisconsin communities. Greenheck is one of the 25 largest privately-held companies in Wisconsin and employs more than 2,300 people in Schofield and surrounding communities.
This locally-owned manufacturing company’s tagline is “Building Value in Air.” By that they mean, they offer the broadest range of reliable air movement, control, and conditioning equipment available. Greenheck manufactures its products in eight facilities across the globe. The company also has five strategically located U.S. distribution centers.
Working Together to Keep Traffic Flowing
As part of the $75 million Multimodal Local Supplement Grant program, the City of Schofield and the Village of Weston submitted an MLS grant application to reconstruct the intersections of Ross Avenue and Metro Drive/Pine Street and Ross Avenue and Alderson Street. The purpose of the $2.1 million project is to change the intersections “from all-way stop to roundabouts to improve traffic flow and allow large trucks to more easily maneuver through the intersections.”
Below is an excerpt from a Greenheck letter in support of the project:
Our campus has two main entry points: the intersection of Ross Avenue and Metro Drive, and the intersection of Ross Avenue and Alderson Street. These key entry points provide access to 17 of our manufacturing facilities. With the growth our company has experienced over the last 10 years, the traffic flow entering and exiting our campus has become increasingly more difficult, and in some cases, dangerous. On average we have more than 300 tractor/trailer vehicles maneuvering around our campus every day.
Other businesses along the industrial park corridor include Merrill Steel, Inc.; Crystal Finishing Systems, Inc.; Jarp Industries, Inc.; and Integrity Grading & Excavating, Inc.
On March 4, 2020, Governor Evers announced the Ross Avenue project as one of 152 projects around the state to receive funding through the MLS grant program. The City of Schofield will receive just over $360,000 for this project.