Feb 12, 2014

Bell Laboratories to build facility in DeForest

Excerpted from Wisconsin State Journal

Madison-based Bell Laboratories — the maker of rodent poisons, bait stations, glue boards, mechanical traps and attractants under the Tomcat brand name — plans to build a 300,000-square-foot facility on a 32-acre parcel in the North Towne Corporate Park in DeForest.

In October, global lawn and garden products marketer Scotts Miracle-Gro bought the consumer rodent-control business from Bell.

The new facility will meet the company’s growing need for additional shipping and receiving, warehouse and manufacturing space, as well as provide room for future expansion. Bell has corporate offices at 3699 Kinsman Blvd. on Madison’s East Side.

“Building plans are now in the operational phase, including determining how many people will be located at the new facility,” Levy noted in a news release. Bell currently employs about 350 people. No cost estimate for the new facility was provided.

With a groundbreaking expected as early as spring, Levy said Bell is looking forward to having a physical presence in DeForest. “We appreciate all the support we’ve received from the village of DeForest. They have been very responsive and helpful,” Levy added.

In a statement, village President Judd Blau said “the growth, creativity and stability of Bell Laboratories Inc. make it a perfect partner to join with DeForest to grow its economy.”

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