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Twin Disk likely to move headquarters to Milwaukee

Twin Disc will likely be moving its headquarters to Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

There is not expected to be any change to Twin Disc’s manufacturing operations in Racine, primarily at the facility located at the intersection of 21st Street and Ohio Street.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday that Twin Disc Inc., the locally founded company known for heavy duty power transmission manufacturing, would be leasing 8,100 square feet on the fourth floor of an office building at 222 E. Erie St. in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward .

A representative from Twin Disc confirmed to The Journal Times that the Journal Sentinel’s report was accurate. “I can confirm that we have entered into a lease agreement for a space in Milwaukee,” Amanda Bulgrin of Twin Disc confirmed to The Journal Times in an email Thursday afternoon.

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Such a move would be the first time Twin Disc’s headquarters have been outside the City of Racine since the company was founded more than a century ago. This comes after Twin Disc’s agreement earlier this year to sell its longtime Racine headquarters, 1328 Racine St., to a group led by J. Jeffers & Co., a Milwaukee-based firm that already has led several Racine-area rehabilitation projects of former industrial buildings.

Twin Disc had occupied 1328 Racine St. for a century, although the building has not been used for manufacturing in more than a decade. Most of its 180,000 square feet have been unused, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and many of the office staff still based in the building began working remotely.

Twin Disc is in its fourth generation of family ownership. The company, with an estimated market capitalization of $153.69 million, is now owned and led by John Batten.

IN PHOTOS: Young Racinians take to the air, thanks to volunteer pilots and community policing officers

Wings to Fly participants Bryan and Melanie Figuereo-Colon

The father of Bryan and Melanie, Bryan Figuereo-Colon, Melanie Figuereo-Colon, shown with her little brother, Alexander, and Holly Moore with Racine Unified School District.


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Melanie Figuereo-Colon gets her wings

Melanie Figuereo-Colon gets her wings

Melanie Figuereo-Colon was partnered with pilot Kenny Meijia-Cruz, who felt so strongly about the project that he rented a plane in order to participate.


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Bryan Figuereo-Colon prepares to fly

Bryan Figuereo-Colon prepares to fly

Bryan Figuereo-Colon prepares to fly. Bryan and his sibling Melanie were the only two participants who opted to move on and participate in ground school.


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Participant Jordyn Brown is shown is shown with her team

Participant Jordyn Brown is shown is shown with her team

COP Officers Brinelle Nabors, Iesha Clerk, Jordyn Brown, and pilot Laurie Probst.


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Participant Justyce Nelson

Participant Justyce Nelson

Officer Mike Gordan, Wings to Fly participant Justyce Nelson, and pilot Susan Schwaab of Wings to Fly.


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Wings to Fly participant Yesenia Guereca

Wings to Fly participant Yesenia Guereca

Wings to Fly participant Yesenia Guereca is shown pre-flight in her aviators and flight jacket.


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Wings to Fly participant Simran Singh

Wings to Fly participant Simran Singh

Wings to Fly participant Simran Singh signals she is ready to fly.


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Members of the Racine Police Department who participated in the Wings to Fly program

Members of the Racine Police Department who participated in the Wings to Fly program

(from left) Officers Brinelle Nabors, Andrew Simon, Detective Tonya Scarvers, pilot Jim Hantschel, Officers Brooke Miehle, Travis Brady, Mike Gordon, and Phil Davis assisted with bringing Wings to Fly to Racine.


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Melanie Figuereo-Colon with Officer Dana Juopperi

Melanie Figuereo-Colon with Officer Dana Juopperi

Melanie Figuereo-Colon with Officer Dana Juopperi.


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RPD Officers with Liz Powell, CEO of the Racine Community Foundation

RPD Officers with Liz Powell, CEO of the Racine Community Foundation

Officer Mike Gordon, Liz Powell, CEO of the Racine Community Foundation, who gave $1,000 to the project that brought youth to Batten Airfield for a day of flying and flight education, and Officer Travis Brady, the Anthony Street COP House officer.


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Officer Felicia Frieri-Gaines and Jordyn Brown

Officer Felicia Frieri-Gaines and Jordyn Brown

Officer Felicia Frieri-Gaines, the Park High School resource officer, and Jordyn Brown.


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Detective Tonya Scarvers, Soija Cameron, with pilot Ralph Skorupa.

Detective Tonya Scarvers, Soija Cameron, with pilot Ralph Skorupa.

Detective Tonya Scarvers, Soija Cameron, with pilot Ralph Skorupa. Cameron was recently crowned Miss Juneteenth 2022 and has been accepted to Southern University – A&M College, at HBCU in Louisiana.


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Officer Brooke Miehle and Simran Singh

Officer Brooke Miehle and Simran Singh

Officer Brooke Miehle and Simran Singh.


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Sonia Ramos, Yesenia Guereca, Officer Andrew Simon, and pilot Jim Hantschel

Sonia Ramos, Yesenia Guereca, Officer Andrew Simon, and pilot Jim Hantschel

Sonia Ramos, Yesenia Guereca, Officer Andrew Simon, the Geneva Street COP House officer, with pilot Jim Hantschel.


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NewsVu: Young Racinians take to the air, thanks to volunteer pilots and community policing officers

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