[7-9-21 – CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI] Mason Companies announced plans to build a new 425,000 square-foot fulfillment center on the Lake Wissota Business Park [LWBP] in Chippewa Falls starting late this summer.

This new fulfillment center is the result of outstanding cooperation and coordination of efforts by Mason, the City of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County and the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation [CCEDC]. Mason is collaborating with CBS Squared to design and build the phased project, which is anticipated to be completed by Summer 2023.

“We are proud of our 118-year commitment to the Chippewa Valley, and this new facility will allow us to continue this commitment for years to come,” stated Jay Berlin, Mason’s President and CEO. “In keeping with our Mission Statement, Mason Companies is committed to cultivating thriving relationships with our customers, our team members, shareholders and our community. This phased project strengthens our position to support future growth, to better serve our customers and to create new jobs within the community.”

Chippewa Falls Mayor Greg Hoffman explained, “We’re excited to have Mason continue to reside and grow in the city of Chippewa Falls, and we’re glad to have them here and be a part of the community. Mason Companies has been around for more than 100 years, and their leadership and commitment to the community has helped position Chippewa Falls as a great place for family and business growth. This has been a good process, and everyone worked well to make this project happen within the necessary timelines needed.”

“The fulfillment center is the linchpin for Mason Companies’ expansion within the LWBP and future growth in Chippewa County. Mason is developing a multi-phase project in the LWBP that supports its vision. Ultimately, Mason will have a 975,000 square foot facility that includes a new corporate office building. The CCEDC was privileged to work with Mason Companies on this premier business expansion and retention project,” stated Charlie Walker, President and CEO of the CCEDC.

“Chippewa County’s main economic development objective is to help existing businesses expand. The CCEDC, the county staff, and the county’s economic development committee worked hand in hand with Mason Companies to make this project happen. This project positions Mason Companies for continued growth in Chippewa County, and that is a great thing,” noted Dean Gullickson, Chair of the Chippewa County Board of Supervisors.

Mr. Berlin added, “This is a very exciting development for our company.  We so greatly appreciate the support of our neighbors and look forward to continued growth and development driven by our great teams across Mason.  We are positioned for great things ahead!”

About Mason Companies:  Mason Companies is a family-owned, multi-channel retailer located in West-Central Wisconsin that has proudly been in business for more than 115 years.  We own and operate 10 businesses that sell everything from shoes and apparel to bedding and electronics through our Ecommerce websites and direct mail catalogs, with some businesses offering our own proprietary credit payment option.  We have a strong commitment to support the communities where we work and live.