FVMT: Building expansion for Fox Valley Metal-Tech fueled by defense projects and strategic business goals

GREEN BAY, WI, November 8, 2021 – Fox Valley Metal-Tech (FVMT) announced that it is expanding its Green Bay, Wisconsin-based facility to accommodate growth and increase its precision metal fabrication, assembly, and finishing capabilities for its military and commercial customers. The new addition to their current facility is expected to be completed in April 2022 and is being constructed by Consolidated Construction Company, Inc. The additional 74,800 square feet of building space is the next phase in FVMT’s strategic plan, bringing the total footprint of their facility to more than 175,000 square feet. 

FVMT has been a trusted and relied-upon source of precision metal fabrication for the U.S. Defense Department, having produced products for numerous naval ships, radar systems, submarines, and other critical applications. As the need for more capital equipment and scope of projects has grown, the company recognized the need to expand and to combine their entire operations into a single facility. 

“We’ve seen a lot of growth in the past 32 years,” said John West, President of Fox Valley Metal-Tech. “During that time we’ve consolidated locations, leased additional space, and modified office and storage areas to accommodate that growth. In fact, this is our fifth expansion over the last 30 years, and our most ambitious. With the added manufacturing space and resulting efficiencies, we have the potential to nearly double our revenue in the next few years.” 

In addition to its main facility, the company currently leases two locations for additional warehouse space and its painting and finishing services. The offsite locations create unnecessary inefficiencies and extra costs surrounding transportation and duplicative supervision, technology, and security requirements. Having everything under one roof will provide a clear path and streamlined workflow for projects from beginning to end. 

“It’s not just about more space,” noted West. “We recognize the importance of demonstrating we are an employer of choice. The enlarged, climate-controlled facility creates capacity for additional first-shift positions to help attract more highly skilled workers. Our company added 20 employees in 2021 — approximately 15% growth — with more positions still being added.

Several large projects are scheduled that will continue through 2023, creating the potential to add another 10% in job growth during that time.” 

Choosing Consolidated Construction as the contractor for the FVMT expansion was also a strategic decision. The construction company is part of the community and has demonstrated expertise in constructing manufacturing facilities. FVMT found value in Consolidated Construction’s design-build and construction management services that included a team of architects and builders. The construction firm proposed an expansion solution and helped to overcome potential challenges related to soil assessments, municipal building code requirements, building material supply chain disruption, and more. 

“The new building addition positions Fox Valley Metal-Tech for future growth and expanded services as part of our strategic long-range plan and commitment to quality,” stated West. “We’re excited for how this expansion will further enhance our productivity, culture, and client relationships.” 

About Fox Valley Metal-Tech, Inc. 

Fox Valley Metal-Tech, founded in 1989, is a comprehensive precision custom metal fabrication, finishing, and assembly leader, serving defense customers with a concentration in the shipbuilding industry, in addition to commercial clients. Fox Valley Metal Tech has grown from a 10,000 sq. ft. facility in 1989 to what will become a 175,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in 2022. Multiple plant expansions in 1994, 1996, 2001, 2005, and 2008 supported the growth of the business. The company is ISO 9000-2000 certified and has received awards and recognition for the skills and capabilities of its employees. Their values of continuous improvement, honesty, respect, value, flexibility, and integrity drive their business leaders and employees to deliver the highest quality craftsmanship for their customers. 

About Consolidated Construction Company, Inc. Consolidated Construction Company, founded in 1950, is a full-service design/build contractor based in Appleton, Wisconsin. The company has been recognized by Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin for construction excellence and is considered a leader in commercial construction. Consolidated Construction Company specializes in designing and building facilities for various commercial industries including industrial manufacturing, education, senior living and multifamily, hospitality, food and beverage facilities, and more.