Transportation. Warehouse. Logistics.

Following the 1892 fire that destroyed much of Milwaukee's thriving,├Žindustrial Third Ward, Theodore L. Hansen saw that the long-term prospects for the hop and malt business were uncertain. The fire, however, had created a shortage of commercial warehouse space in the Third Ward, where the Milwaukee River emptied into the city's harbor on Lake Michigan. Selling his business, Hansen Hop & Malt Co., to a larger competitor five years later, Theodore commissioned the building of a four-story brick warehouse complete with basement, three elevators and two firewalls. It was completed in 1904 and articles of incorporation for Hansen Storage Company... (more)


"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)