Founded in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1946, Waukesha Bearings opened its Antigo manufacturing facility in May 1972, with a staff of 3 full-time employees. In 2019, the plant expanded to 100,000 sq ft of manufacturing space and now employs 120 people. The manufacturing space was added to accommodate production for marine bearing systems and other new projects awarded to the company.
“We are proud of our success and growth to become a supplier of precision bearings to some of the largest multi-national corporations from our small-town, Northern Wisconsin location,” said Mark Greenlund, plant manager.
To celebrate the 50-year milestone, the company is planning an event at the facility for employees and extending its outreach to the community to educate them on the career opportunities available at the site. “We are looking for people within the Antigo community who want to be part of the next 50 years of success at Waukesha Bearings,” said Greenlund.
The Antigo plant is the largest of four Waukesha Bearings manufacturing sites and is supported by engineers in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Waukesha Bearings also has manufacturing facilities in the UK, China and Mexico.