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Watertown Machine Co

 

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1954      Andwall Company

01 27       The Andwall Company, which operates in Ixonia, and which recently acquired a plant in Watertown, recently has doubled its facilities at Ixonia with the erection of a new building.  The new building, which measures 160 by 160, adds, together with the dock space and boiler room, about 20,000 square feet of floor space.  Formed a short five years ago, the Andwall Company has had a rapid growth, with approximately 250 persons now being employed by the concern.  Of this number, about 20 are employed in the Watertown plant, which a short time ago was acquired from the Watertown Machine Company.  Of the approximately 230 working at Ixonia, about 75 per cent, or about 175, are from Watertown and vicinity.  The Watertown plant, which is a subsidiary of the Andwall Company, continues to operate as a separate unit under the corporate title of Watertown Machine, Inc.  The company began its operation in Oconomowoc five years ago, and in 1950 opened a small branch plant at Ixonia.  With the new addition, the Ixonia facility now has expanded to the point where the Oconomowoc operation is being discontinued.   WDT

 

1955

11 04          The city is expected shortly to acquire possession of the old Watertown Machine Co. property at South Fifth and Market streets purchased recently by the City Council for an off-street parking lot.  All preliminaries have been completed, but filing of the abstract is awaited.

 

The city is expected to begin demolishing the buildings on the site early next year.  The lot will provide room for some 30 cars and it is planned to meter the lot before it is opened for parking.

 

The city paid $20,000 for the property, a reduction of the $5,000 from the original price asked.  Money from the parking meter fund will pay for the property.

 

1962      Jensch Auto Supply

09 18       Robert Jensch and William Jensch have taken over the operation of the Auto Supply and Service Company, located at 307 South Third Street.  They purchased the business from their father, Henry P. Jensch, who is treasurer of the city of Watertown.  The business was started by Mr. Jensch on July 1, 1933.  The store building was at one time located in a portion of the Watertown Machine Co., which is now the site of the parking lot of the Wisconsin Telephone Co.  Robert Jensch has been working for the company since Aug. 1, 1948, and his brother since Jan. 1, 1958.  The company is a wholesale automobile parts and equipment establishment.   WDT