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Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc.

421 E. Horseshoe Road

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07 01       Clasen Quality Coating Inc. of Middleton has agreed to purchase close to 10.5 acres of land that abuts the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad tracks in the West Street industrial park for $15,000 per acre.  The agreement also gives Clasen the option to buy four additional acres that also border the railroad tracks.


Clasen Quality Coating specializes in creating coatings of chocolate, yogurt and peanuts that are used on various food products.  It is expected Clasen would receive its raw products by train and would ship the finished products out by truck.  According to the development agreement, the Clasen industrial manufacturing facility will be 52,000 square feet.


The Industry of the Year Award was presented to Clasen Quality Coating who also expanded its presence in the community.  The business completed a $2 million building project which added 32,000 square feet.  Clasen came to Watertown in 2006 and received this award the first time in 2007.   WDT


07 08       The Watertown Site Plan Review Committee Monday approved the site plans for the new Clasen Quality Coatings Inc. manufacturing facility in the West Street industrial park.  According to the preliminary site plan, the new Clasen facility will be just over 54,000 square feet.  The plans also call for a nearly 2,500-squarefoot canopy on the north end of the building near the proposed railroad spur.  Mayor John David said construction of the spur will probably begin in the fall.  Three sections of land on the parcel are being designated for possible future building additions.  There is an 8,800-square-foot area on the west side of the building, a nearly 5,000-square-foot section on the southern end and a 3,030-squarefoot area on the eastern part of the facility.   WDT


10 01       A new factory in the west side industrial park that will specialize in food coatings topped the list of new construction in September, bringing the total for the year to almost $40 million, according to the monthly report from the Watertown Building, Safety and Zoning office.  A total of $6,266,444 in new construction was recorded in September, which brings the nine-month total for the year to $38,943,416.  Over these same nine months last year, the city saw $22,217,863 in new construction.  Clasen Quality Coatings Inc. has purchased 10.5 acres of land in the west side industrial plant and is building a 54,000-square-foot facility.  The $4.7 million project is being handled by Maas Brothers of Watertown.  Clasen Quality Coatings is a Middleton-based company that specializes in making coatings of chocolate, yogurt and peanuts that are used on various food products.     WDT



03 23       Additions to the 54,000-squarefoot Clasen Quality Coating facility in the west side industrial park were approved Monday by the Watertown Site Plan Review Committee.  The addition to the west side of the building will be 8,800 square feet and the one on the east will be approximately 3,000 square feet.  Both will be used for warehouse purposes.  City Building Inspector Joe Heimsch said he has granted occupancy for the office section of the building.  Clasen Quality Coatings is a Middleton-based company that specializes in making coatings of chocolate, yogurt and peanuts that are used on various food products.




Clasen Quality Coatings recently broke ground again on another expansion at its facilities in the city.  The new project is an approximately a 102,000-square-foot addition to the south side of the existing building.  The addition will also feature several loading docks and a large concrete pad on the southeast corner.


Mayor John David said Clasen would be using the new addition for warehouse space.  He added he was very happy to see Clasen expanding in the city and especially in one of the city's Tax Increment Financing Districts.  Clasen is located in TIF No. 4.


The expansion is expected to be completed next spring.


Clasen expanded back in 2012 with a 123,395-square-foot addition to its current facility at 420 E. Horseshoe Road.  The building stands 40 feet tall and includes a utility bridge passing over the roadway to Clasen's other facility.   WDT




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