WisBusiness: Spacesaver finishes Fort Atkinson expansion


Spacesaver Corp. has finished a 45,000-square-foot, $7.5 million expansion of its plant in Fort Atkinson.

Spacesaver – a division of Green Bay-based KI that manufactures mobile storage and filing systems, steel shelving and other products – is adding 20 new jobs at the facility, bringing the total number of workers at the plant to 508.

The company said the new space is being used largely to produce the recently introduced new XTen Mobile High-Bay Storage (MHBS) system.

The 30-foot-high movable XTend systems are specifically designed for academic libraries and a host of commercial and government applications where there is a need for a means to store and retrieve archived media off-site – and free up onsite space.

The systems also contribute to an emerging trend of sustainable facility design goals and help those striving to achieve LEED certification.

The plant expansion followed a 13,000-square-foot build-out of its Fort Atkinson plant in 2006. Since 2006, Spacesaver’s sales increased by 15 percent.