Looking toward the future, 13 acres adjacent to the building are included for potential expansion, company officials said. The additional space will allow Kenall the ability to remain responsive to customer needs and support strategic growth, while also creating new employment opportunities.
“We look forward to our vision becoming a reality as we watch the new facility take shape. We are excited to move as soon as possible, so we can begin adding new jobs to Kenosha and the surrounding area, including recruitment from neighboring Gateway Technical College. We anticipate occupancy toward the end of the year,” said Jim Hawkins, CEO of Kenall.
According to the firm, design of the new facility incorporates Kenall LED lighting in order to reduce its carbon footprint, supporting Kenall’s ongoing commitment to the economic and sustainable benefits of solid state lighting.
Sustainable features of the new facility include:
- Water-efficient, low-flush toilets and sensor faucets
- Glass-exposed offices that incorporate daylight harvesting
- The use of Kenall lighting control systems for enhanced energy efficiency
- The harvesting of heat from the paint line infrared ovens to other areas of the manufacturing space in the winter
- Sustainable landscaping