Friday, November 4, 2011

Menomonee Falls Service Center opens

Our new Menomonee Falls Service Center is now operational. Located at W140 N9100 Lilly Road, the service center is larger than the old facility and is expected to improve operational efficiencies and reduce overhead costs.

The facility was built to energy-efficient LEED-certified standards, including:

  • Water-efficient landscaping
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • Optimized energy performance
  • Provisions for alternative transportation
  • Recycled building materials
  • Construction materials from the region to reduce transportation- and energy-associated costs
  • Low-emitting materials
  • Indoor air quality management during construction
  • Energy-efficient lighting systems that maximize natural light for interior workspaces

The new service center features:

  • Space for office and technical workers
  • Storm mobilization area
  • Meeting rooms
  • Locker and lavatory
  • Fitness center
  • Lunch/break room
  • Storeroom
  • 10-bay garage
  • Fleet repair bay
  • Day lighting and energy efficient design features
  • Training area
  • Elevated loading dock

The old service center is closed permanently and will be demolished and undergo environmental remediation. The land will be used by the developer and the village of Menomonee Falls for mixed-used development.

Electric line crews continue to work out of our Calumet Service Center on 73rd and Calumet Road in Milwaukee; however they will relocate to the North Service Center in early 2012, and the Calumet Service will close permanently. Combining resources and closing Calument is expected to reduce facility operating and transportation costs, improve customer response time and enhance work management.