Johnsonville, LLC has purchased the 200,000 square-foot facility that’s been the manufacturing hub for sock maker Wigwam Mills in Sheboygan.

Johnsonville will use the additional space to expand its cooking innovations and produce more of its fully cooked sausage products.

This segment of the business has seen strong growth over the last few years, exceeding Johnsonville’s current manufacturing capacity on its main campus in Sheboygan Falls, officials said.

Johnsonville will lease back the building to Wigwam through the end of 2020, as Wigwam relocates its headquarters, manufacturing and outlet store to a leased space in the former Franzen Graphics facility along highway 42 on Sheboygan’s northside.

In 2021, Johnsonville plans to start construction to adapt the building for sausage manufacturing and expects to begin operations in early 2022. 

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