Comprising the new building space will be 14,271 feet for production, 4,393 for warehouse/storage, 2,280 of corporate offices, and 1,056 feet for a receiving area. The production area will be the new home of four flexographic presses, to be moved from the original facility, for printing custom tags and labels; the rewind department which will also move from the original facility; as well as a digital press and plotter cutter for diecutting of specialty projects that are currently housed at a separate Plymouth location. Construction is slated to be complete later this year. The 30,000 square foot original building will carry on the tag and label printing company’s eighty-two year tradition as the letterpress printing and finishing location.
“While there aren’t immediate plans to add staff, we’ll potentially increase our workforce in the future," says Kevin Kalkofen, vice president at Badger. "Over the years as we’ve added capabilities, we have reconfigured our two current facilities to accommodate everything and we have literally run out of space. This new building will offer the benefits of additional space and closer proximity of the two buildings.”
The footprint of the new building will be placed on the property with future expansion in mind. Up to 10,000 square feet could be added to this building. Also with an insight for future growth, the 12 acre parcel that Badger chose allows for sale of select portions for construction by other businesses. A retention pond, currently under development, is also part of the current project.