Surgical Operating Systems, L.L.C., a medical delivery company that imports new technology from the overseas market, has purchased the Hawley Road historic fire station at 407 N. Hawley Rd. The company is presently housed in Butler, WI, but with warehouse space at a premium, the firehouse is an ideal facility for their future growth. The company purchased the building for $300,000 and plans to make a total investment of over $500,000 in the building, landscaping and exterior lighting. Their plans include restoring the firehouse to its original historical appearance and significance.
The development of the firehouse as a technological facility for the company will create six new full time positions and two part time positions and the site will also occasionally be used for physician and technician training and eventually research and development work for the company will be moved to the site. Ald. Murphy said, “I’m pleased to see another anchored tenant join our community, especially one who will preserve this historic landmark.”