Building of well-known Belgium business to be auctioned off in sheriff’s sale on April 27
Longtime Belgium business Wester Electric Inc. has closed.
On March 17, the business was foreclosed on for nearly $550,000, according to court records.
A sheriff’s sale is set for April 27. The value of the building at 251 Lakeview Drive.
The Village of Belgium in January approved a contract with Wester Electric to rewire electrical service for houses on Main Street as part of its reconstruction project slated to start in June. Director of Public Works Dan Birenbaum said a Wester employee told him the company couldn’t fulfill its contract because it was going out of business.
Birenbaum said he has since re-examined bids he received in January from two other companies and may decide this week on a new contractor.
According to Wester’s Facebook page, the company served the commercial and industrial industry by doing accent lighting, breaker panel replacement, main and sub panels, control wiring, data cabling, outdoor lighting, power wiring and more.
Among the company’s residential services were accent, recessed can, security, outdoor, under cabinet, landscape lighting, electrical inspections.
In addition to doing work in Belgium, Wester has done business across Ozaukee County.
The business received a Business Improvement Award from the Belgium Area Chamber of Commerce in 2015. The chamber highlighted the company’s recently opened shop on Lakeview Drive.
The business, according to its Facebook page, held an open house party for its 61-year anniversary and location on Lakeview Drive in June 2016.
Norman Wester founded the business in 1955. He retired in 1987 when his son Dean took over the business. Wester could not be reached for comment.