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The Germantown Plan Commission backed plans at its June 13 meeting for the expansion of a business along Division Road in the northern part of the village.
Criterion Barrels, Inc., located at W172 N13052 Division Road, has requested a 12,108 square foot addition to its existing building. The item was on the committee’s agenda for a review of the site’s development plan.
According to village staff information, Criterion Barrels is an original equipment manufacturer of gun barrels. The staff report indicates that there has been increased demand over the past two years for the company’s product. As a result, the number of employees increased from 31 to 44 employees while production doubled.
The staff report states: “The addition will optimize product flow throughout manufacturing, allow for future growth in the workshop and create additional space for equipment such as additional bathrooms, a kitchen / break room, additional office space, conference and meeting rooms, changing rooms and an inspection area.
The addition would be added to an existing building on the southwest side of the property and would increase the total size of the building to 35,515 square feet. Associate Village Planner Emily Zandt said the addition will not be visible from Division Road as there are mature trees on the southern boundary of the property while existing storage buildings block the view from the south .