Kewaskum, Wisconsin (March 7, 2023) – Regal Ware, Inc., and the Village of Kewaskum are proud to announce a positive joint agreement benefiting both organizations. The Kewaskum Village Board voted on Monday night approving a letter of intent to purchase the headquarters building in Kewaskum of Regal Ware, Inc., for a new civic center project.
The Village of Kewaskum will utilize the building and its almost 6 acres to create a new civic center including space for the Village Hall, Police Station, Library, and community programming. This new civic center will be an important gathering place, providing a central location for residents to access essential services and resources.
According to Ryan Reigle, CEO of Regal Ware Inc., “Regal Ware is thrilled to continue its decades-long legacy of collaborating with the Village of Kewaskum and Washington County. We believe this agreement is a testament to the strong partnership between our company and the community.”
The purchase of the Regal Ware headquarters building does not impact the company’s manufacturing facility, SynergyOps, in the City of West Bend, which continues to grow, including adding a second shift. The sale of the Regal Ware headquarters was made as part of a strategic plan that aligns the company’s assets with Regal Ware’s current business needs.
Adam Gitter, Village Administrator noted, “The timing of the purchase is a once in a lifetime opportunity for both the Village of Kewaskum and Regal Ware. The Village was looking to build a newly expanded and enhanced civic center, while Regal Ware’s need for such a large office building changed. This agreement represents a real win-win for both parties but especially the residents of the Village of Kewaskum.”
Regal Ware intends to remain committed to Kewaskum’s success. The company will make a significant financial contribution to the civic center and will also continue to support the non-profit and educational causes they have been a part of over the years in the community, including the J.O. Reigle high school scholarship program, providing over a $1 million in scholarships since its inception.
We are also pleased to confirm that current employees of Regal Ware in Kewaskum will all keep their jobs in the new location, which has yet to be determined but will likely be in the northwest part of Milwaukee County.
The next steps for the development project include the Village of Kewaskum assessing and reviewing the building and property, working on design retrofits to take the property from a corporate office building to a civic center campus, gathering cost estimates and presenting to the Village Board. This process will proceed over the next few months.
Ryan Reigle said, “We are grateful for this new partnership between Regal Ware Inc. and the Village of Kewaskum. We believe this agreement is beneficial for both our company and the community and look forward to a bright future together.”
ABOUT REGAL WARE, INC.
Regal Ware, Inc. is a leading, privately held and family-owned company based in Wisconsin that markets premium food and beverage preparation products. Regal Ware and its divisions bring to market meaningful solutions that enhance and enrich life by bringing families together. Our growing portfolio of premier brands, include Saladmaster®, American Kitchen®, and ESPRO®, and are marketed and made available to millions of consumers through an omnichannel approach via direct sales, retail, and ecommerce. Regal Ware provides manufacturing, design, and logistics services through its division SynergyOps®. Our premium products and services are proudly delivered to customers and consumers in over 60 countries across the globe.