Alto-Shaam, a FEDA manufacturer member, has begun work to expand its global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
The manufacturer is building a new, 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Innovation Center that will include a cutting-edge research and development lab – alongside engineering, product management, shipping, and finished goods spaces – to help meet evolving customer needs. The new center will be connected to the existing building with the introduction of several new bright and open entranceways. Completion is planned for 2025.
“As a successful, private, multi-generational family company, our Menomonee Falls expansion will enable us to continue pioneering growth and innovation for our community, industry and business,” CEO Steve Maahs said. “My father founded the company from nothing in 1955. We had no facility, just a simple idea turned into an innovation, an incredible amount of hard work and an extraordinary amount of commitment. Those modest beginnings have stayed with us throughout the evolution of our business and facility here in Menomonee Falls, which we are proud to expand into next year with our Innovation Center.”
The new facility will expand the company’s manufacturing capacity in support of growing demand. Alongside the physical expansion, Alto-Shaam will further invest in its digital systems and processes to enhance its innovative manufacturing capabilities.
“As we continuously aim to further innovate within the foodservice industry, our new R&D (research and development) will be pivotal in actioning this,” Maahs said. “The new Alto-Shaam Innovation Center represents a significant step forward for our organization, enabling us to continue to meet and exceed our customers’ growing needs while also providing the best possible facilities for our employees.”