Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 2, 2017 – Milsco Manufacturing Co., a division of Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:JASN and JASNW) experienced a homecoming of sorts with its recent move from Brown Deer back to the heart of Milwaukee in the revitalized Menomonee River Valley neighborhood on Canal Street. The company’s new headquarters facility is at 1301 West Canal Street.
The new location will be Milsco’s corporate headquarters and development center and includes office space, development labs and an early prototyping area. The facility provides ample space for the company’s 55 employees at this location.
“We had been at our Brown Deer location for 45 years,” said Tim Sievert, VP & GM at Milsco Manufacturing. “We’re looking forward to being closer to key business partners and the opportunities that will arise by becoming a part of this rejuvenated, up-and-coming neighborhood.”
Founded in 1924, Milsco started out as Milwaukee Saddlery Company manufacturing and selling accessories for farm horses. Ten years later, the company developed the “Buddy Seat” for Harley-Davidson, which sparked the long-standing relationship between the two companies.
In 1948, after selling the original saddlery business to Sears, Roebuck & Company, the company was renamed to Milsco Manufacturing Company and shifted its focus toward products to serve the modern automotive era. As Milsco continued to grow, the seating solutions company also produced fashion belts and abacuses.
To celebrate its return to the city, Milsco will be hosting a garage party and Brewers outing for employees and their families on Thursday, August 31st.
[“About” section to be added]