View: looking east from Nitschke Bridge
The first renderings of the Schreiber Foods World Headquarters are now available. Construction of the headquarters and Global Technology Center is scheduled to begin later this summer. Located at the corner of Washington and Main Streets, the signature building will feature a blend of sandstone and glass; standing on its own as a downtown asset while seamlessly blending with existing architecture. Contracting with Milwaukee based architectural firm HGA, the company will pursue Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The $50 million campus-like complex will also contain considerable and appropriately placed green space areas; assuring the facility will connect with the rest of downtown on a pedestrian scale.
“We’re also very excited to be part of the revitalization efforts in downtown Green Bay,” said Mike Haddad, Schreiber’s President and Chief Executive Officer, “Our company has been headquartered in Green Bay since 1945, and we’re proud to continue our multi-generational commitment to downtown. It’s been a pleasure to work with the Mayor’s office and officials from the city and state, who’ve been insightful and engaged in working with us on this project for more than a year.”
Once completed, 550 Schreiber employees will be housed within the new facility. The development is targeted for completion in the fall of 2014.
According to a press release, Schreiber is the largest employee-owned dairy company in the world, with annual sales of more than $4 billion. Schreiber has 7,300 employees worldwide. More than 1,350 of those employees are in Wisconsin, with 750 working in the Green Bay area. Schreiber sells its products – which include cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese and yogurt – to leading retailers, restaurants, distributors and food manufacturers around the world. Schreiber has 35 manufacturing and distribution facilities globally in the United States, Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Mexico and Uruguay.