Uline's latest expansion with two new buildings advance

Uline's latest expansion with two new buildings advance

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This is an artist’s rendering of the 1.1 million-square-foot distribution facility Uline hopes to build near Highway 142 and I-94.

Uline Inc., one of the county’s biggest employers, keeps getting bigger.

The city’s Plan Commission reviewed Uline’s proposal on Thursday to build an additional two facilities near I-94 and Highway 142. The project, valued at $130 million, is expected to add 350 jobs to Uline’s north campus, bringing the total there to approximately 1,050.

The commission pushed the project forward with little, if any, modification required.

According to documents submitted to the city of Kenosha, Uline plans to build two distribution facilities: one of more than 1 million square feet and the other about 650,000 square feet.

They would be located at 12656 and 12354 Uline Drive, bounded by Highway 142, the West Frontage Road, 38th Street and 128th Avenue

The facilities would be the third and fourth buildings on Uline’s campus near Highway 142. The first two buildings have been constructed and have received occupancy permits.

Uline, founded by Liz and Dick Uihlein, is one of the largest distribution companies in North America.

Since the shipping, industrial and packaging company relocated from Waukegan, Ill., in 2010, it has continued to grow its presence in Kenosha County.

After building a second headquarters office building, it now operates two corporate offices, a conference center and warehouses in Pleasant Prairie.

Uline has operations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The privately held, family-run company markets its materials and material handling products to other businesses.

Uline has more than 34,000 products featured in a 750-page catalog.

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