September 28, 2023

Drone producer Menet Aero strikes HQ to Oak Creek

A Menet Aero drone. Picture courtesy of Menet Aero.

Menet Aero, a producer of tethered drone techniques, is shifting its headquarters again to southeastern Wisconsin with a brand new Oak Creek location.

The corporate introduced this week it’s establishing its new headquarters in Oak Creek at 440 W. Bell Courtroom and that it’s going to lease 38 acres of land in Mount Nice for drone subject testing and coaching. The testing web site is positioned on the finish of West Street, north of Washington Avenue. The corporate’s Oak Creek headquarters might be 8,000 sq. ft.

Menet Aero has 13 staff and plans to double its workforce by 2025. The corporate was based in Milwaukee in 2015 however moved its headquarters and operations to Ringwood, Illinois in 2021 after buying NTPWind Energy, Inc.

“We’re excited to name Wisconsin our new house,” stated Peter Menet, president and founding father of Menet Aero. “The worldwide marketplace for unmanned plane is experiencing vital progress. Wisconsin is well-known as an advantageous location for manufacturing precision merchandise like ours. The Oak Creek and Mount Nice operations will function a platform for not solely drone manufacturing, but in addition for analysis and testing associated to future merchandise and developments.”

Menet Aero manufactures tethered drone techniques utilized by clients in a wide range of market segments, together with army, safety and catastrophe restoration. These “fly by wire” techniques are able to fast deployment in high-stress conditions, similar to army fight zones and pure catastrophe areas, and assist a wide range of payloads for a spread of functions, together with telecommunications, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and reside broadcast video feed.

The Milwaukee 7, Wisconsin Financial Growth Corp. and Wisconsin Aerospace Companions all labored to draw Menet Aero to Wisconsin.

“Peter Menet and his group are constructing exactly the kind of high-growth firm we would like and may effectively assist in southeastern Wisconsin,” stated Jim Paetsch, M7 govt director. “Our area continues to be a hub for imagining and producing subtle merchandise in a variety of verticals.”