Baensch Meals Merchandise places historic Riverwest increase on the market

Baensch Meals Merchandise places historic Riverwest increase on the market

Native herring producer, Baensch Meals Merchandise Co is placing its historic Riverwest Constructing at 1025 E. Locust St. up on the market. (Photograph courtesy of Baensch Meals Merchandise Co.)

herring producer, Baensch Meals Merchandise Co. is placing its historic Riverwest neighborhood constructing at 1025 E. Locust St. up on the market.

The corporate, which has known as the 9,650-square-foot brick warehouse residence since 1946, made the announcement Thursday morning through a press launch.

The roughly 130-year-old constructing is listed on the market by Colliers | Wisconsin.

Though residence to Baensch Meals Merchandise Co. manufacturing for many years, firm proprietor Kim Wall stated most of its manufacturing was moved offsite in 2002 – first to a plant in Nova Scotia after which to Minnesota in August of final 12 months.

Advanced manufacturing

Previous to manufacturing shifting to Nova Scotia, the corporate had roughly 6.5 FTE (full-time equal workers), stated Wall, who bought the corporate in 1999. When the corporate moved all its manufacturing to Olson Fish Firm in Minneapolis, the corporate had solely 2.5 FTEs, a quantity that included Wall.

At this time, the corporate’s solely worker is Wall. Previous to August’s transfer the corporate had been solely doing about 25 p.c of its manufacturing at its Riverwest headquarters, partially as a result of complexities of herring manufacturing, which is topic to a wide range of Federal Division of Agriculture (FDA) processing necessities.

There are solely about three vegetation in North America outfitted to deal with herring manufacturing, Wall stated.

“It is a very advanced and distinctive course of. It’s totally old skool,” Wall stated.

With all manufacturing having moved to Minneapolis, Wall stated she’s going to proceed to run the enterprise from her residence in St. Francis, she stated.

“I type of have an workplace on each ground of my home,” Wall stated.

Identical herring

Ma Baensch produces 12 and 24-ounce jars of marinated herring in two flavors, authentic and bitter cream and chives. Lena (“Ma”) Baensch based the corporate in 1932. The complete transition to out-of-state manufacturing is anticipated to haven’t any influence on the provision of the product right here in Wisconsin.

“Ma Baensch Marinated Herring has been a long-time staple on tables all through Wisconsin and the Midwest, delighting our loyal prospects for many years. This transition has been seamless for our prospects,” Wall stated a information launch. “The identical scrumptious herring that they’ve come to count on remains to be being provided in the identical packaging, utilizing the identical recipes and herring, at our similar grocery companions’ places.”

Historic constructing

Located within the coronary heart of Riverwest, the location the place the Baensch constructing is positioned was initially bought by Irish immigrant Garrett Fitzgerald who at one level was the Milwaukee County sheriff and county treasurer in 1851. The property was then bought to Joseph Schlitz Brewing Firm in 1891 who bought it to Cudahy Brothers Firm in 1914, and eventually to Baench Meals Merchandise Firm in 1946, in response to a press launch.

“This facility has been a loyal and beloved a part of our firm’s meals packing operation. Now it is time to move it alongside to somebody or group who will take excellent care of it,” Wall stated within the launch.

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