Jackson-based Alro Steel has moved Wisconsin operations to a new building in Milwaukee. The materials company restored a six-decade-old building on the southside of Milwaukee once noted for its unique design after determining it needed more space for its Wisconsin operations. The company moved into its new facility on Nov. 23, officials said.
Alro Steel purchased the former Central Steel building on Milwaukee’s 6th Street in early 2019 and added 100,000 square-feet to the building. It also renovated the existing warehouse and office space, company officials said. Now, the 205,000-square foot facility will be used to expand product offerings, increase processing capabilities and focus on cut-to-size metals with next day delivery within the state.
Alro Steel expects to add more jobs there and is currently hiring for the warehouse, Brian Glick, vice president of business development and marketing, said. The company previously announced a new location in Oshkosh, about 90 miles north of Milwaukee.
Alro Steel was founded in 1948 by brothers Al and Robert Glick, sons of Louis Glick – a Jackson-area business mogul. Alro Steel distributes metal, industrial supplies and plastics and has grown to 70 locations in 12 states since its founding.