Milwaukee – Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes, Inc. (“Suzy’s”) a southeastern Wisconsin producer of high quality cheesecakes and other distinctive desserts, is growing in Milwaukee. The company has agreed to locate in the City of Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley Business Park in a new 50,000 square foot facility comprised of production and office space.
Suzy’s indicates the company could double its employee count over the next five years. It currently employs more than forty permanent full-time people.
“We are very pleased to welcome Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes to the Menomonee Valley. They make delicious products, employ a diverse workforce, and see Milwaukee as a great place to grow,” Mayor Tom Barrett said.
Suzy’s joins an expanding roster of companies that have established a presence in the city’s Menomonee Valley Business Park. Most recently, Ingeteam, the manufacturer of wind energy components, is completing its large North American headquarters, and Palermo’s is greatly expanding its pizza manufacturing operation. City development officials are currently in discussions with other companies considering locating in the Valley.
"Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes began 28 years ago as a store front bakery on Vliet Street", Chairperson and Founder, Suzy Strothmann said. "We moved to our current St. Francis plant in late 1992 and the business grew and flourished. Together with our team of dedicated employees, I look at the construction of our new facility as the next chapter -- and an opportunity to move back to Milwaukee where it all began."
Suzy’s Cream Cheesecakes is a leading supplier of branded and unbranded cheesecakes and other distinctive desserts. The company uses only the highest quality ingredients, and its recipes never include synthetic ingredients formulated in a chemistry lab. The company’s team prides itself on creating desserts with great aesthetic appeal while meeting the highest quality and taste standards in the industry. Products made by Suzy’s are available in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. It is currently located at a smaller plant in St. Francis.
On Tuesday, August 9th the loan committee of the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation will consider $2,000,000 of financing for equipment at the new facility. This represents just a portion of the overall investment the company is making.
Suzy's has entered into an agreement with Briohn Building Corporation, together with its in-house architecture firm, Briohn Design Group, to design and build the facility to be located on the Northeast corner of West Wheelhouse Road and Selig Drive, Milwaukee. Ground breaking will occur in the coming weeks with completion expected in the second quarter of 2012.