Monday, February 18, 2013

Exciting Growth at Nord Gear in Waunakee

I recently had the opportunity to tour the newly expanded NORD Gear facility in Waunakee. Pictured above, from left to right, are Paul Jadin, Executive Director of THRIVE, Terry Shadeberg, President of NORD Gear, and Ellen Schaaf, Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, all of whom joined me in the the tour.

Rapid growth over the last three years has required NORD Gear to expand its headquarters in Waunakee. The NORD Gear expansion will increase its footprint by 55,000 sq. ft. It will allow for a complete redesign of their manufacturing, assembly and service areas. Through this project, NORD Gear will create a new training area, doubling its current space. They will provide employees with substantially larger break and locker room areas. The machining capabilities will be expanded with new machines arriving early this year. The motor assembly area will receive a large expansion in space and capabilities with new work cells, conveyors and testing equipment. Gearbox assembly will also expand greatly and will have the capacity to assemble new large industrial units. Along the way, the service and shipping areas will be expanded. The expansion also includes additional office space and expanded parking. Over the next three years, NORD Gear expects to be able to add at least 50 new employees as a result of this expansion.

The Village of Waunakee is proud to be the home of NORD Gear. We celebrate with them all of the opportunities that will come with their new expansion.