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VPI sells Roemer Road facility to August Winter and Sons, Inc.

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March 6, 2024

APPLETON — VPI, Inc. recently announced the sale of its 100,000-square foot Roemer Road production facility, located at 2730 N. Roemer Road in Appleton, to a local mechanical contractor, August Winter & Sons, Inc. — the final step in streamlining its production operations into one facility.

The process started with a 2023 purchase of 150,000 square feet of space on its existing Kensington property.

“While VPI has grown and evolved over the years, so has our real estate portfolio,” President/CEO Tim Riebau said. “At the end of 2022, we owned or leased nine properties. It was at that point we established a strategic initiative to streamline our real estate holdings to align with our business needs — both now and into the future.”

Riebau said VPI now owns and operates a single 400,000-square-foot production and warehouse facility in Appleton and will include the build-out of additional IPA/clean room space to support its customers who have this specific need.

“Our main facility, which is located less than a quarter mile down the road from VPI’s Roemer Road facility, has been bursting at the seams for the last three plus years,” Travis Glennon, controller at August Winter & Sons, Inc., said. “Over that time, our leadership team reviewed many options for expansion, none of which felt quite right. After meeting Tim and walking through the facility, our entire leadership team knew this was the opportunity we had been waiting for. The size and location are perfect for us.”

Glennon said August Winter & Sons will move its entire sheet metal production — which includes ductwork, tank and other custom fabrication, its tool room and shipping and receiving — department to the new facility.

VPI, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a variety of community programs and services — including education, early intervention, employment, mental health, social and recreational services and packaging solutions to the Fox Cities and surrounding areas.

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