02 Jun Research park adds Johnson Controls, Eaton
Wauwatosa, Wis. – Two of the largest U.S.-based multi-national corporations have decided to lease space in the Milwaukee County Research Park.
Johnson Controls and Eaton Corp. will have sales offices in the park, according to Dave Domres, vice president of asset management for Irgens Development Partners, LLC.
Johnson Controls, a Milwaukee-based facility management and control business, and a global manufacturer of automotive systems, plans to open a 12,000-square-foot office for its control division sales by Aug. 1.
On June 1, Eaton opened a 7,000-square-foot office for sales and service of its respective products. The Cleveland, Ohio-based industrial manufacturer produces electrical systems and components for power quality and control. It has an existing office and innovation center in Milwaukee, and plants in Brookfield and Watertown.
The two Fortune 500 corporations join a cluster of technology-based companies that range from 5- to 10-employee entrepreneurial firms to the new global headquarters of GE Healthcare’s information technology, information management, and ultrasound divisions. GE’s 500,000-square-foot, multi-functional structure is one of the largest facilities ever built in an American research park.
Guy Mascari, director of development for the park, said the additions add to its prestige. “It means the mission of the park is being fulfilled,” Mascari said. “The park is becoming the cluster for high-technology in the [southeastern Wisconsin] region.”
Milwaukee County Research Park is located near the zoo interchange, which includes Interstate 94, in western Milwaukee County.