InSinkErator is celebrating 80 years in southeast Wisconsin with the grand opening of its new 87,000 square-foot headquarters in Mount Pleasant.
The environmentally-efficient building will house 175 engineers and professional staff.
“The new headquarters and labs will ensure InSinkErator continues its industry leadership in food waste disposers,” said Chad Severson, president of InSinkErator. “This building is not only a modern, pleasant workspace; it is also a world-class technology center with on-site prototyping, advanced sound- engineering facilities and unprecedented lab facilities for our experts to create the future of InSinkErator.”
In tandem with the grand opening, InSinkErator also announced its commitment of $200,000 over five years to Higher Expectations for Racine County, a collaborative initiative that engages community partners, aligns efforts, and maximizes resources to promote excellence and equity in education and employment outcomes in Racine County.
“Our state-of-the-art facility needs workers to fill high-tech jobs,” Severson said. “Our pledge to Higher Expectations isn’t a gift; it’s an investment in Racine County to ensure there are qualified workers right here in our hometown.”
The new headquarters and lab building are designed to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, as well as to optimize productivity and collaboration, featuring:
In addition to a modern layout and abundant natural light, building designers incorporated enhanced research capabilities to demonstrate the company’s role as an industry leader:
Corporate parent Emerson is also investing $29 million to make improvements to its facility in Racine, the previous headquarters for InSinkErator. The upgrades will help InSinkErator stay ahead of increased customer demand for its industry-leading food waste disposers for home and commercial use. These improvements are the latest of a $150 million investment Emerson is making in southeast Wisconsin over the 2015-2019 timeframe. The investment also includes the Kenosha, Wisconsin facility occupied in 2015.
InSinkErator employs more than 1,400 people worldwide and has facilities in Mount Pleasant, Racine, Kenosha and Sturtevant, Wisconsin.