Manufacturing technology startup PartsBadger LLC landed a five-year contract worth at least $13.8 million with Colorado-based mountain bike maker Yeti Cycles that will create Milwaukee-area jobs and accelerate PartsBadger’s need for a larger local facility.

Cedarburg-based PartsBadger plans to hire at least 12 full-time employees to support the project and will spend an estimated $3.7 million on material, tooling and plating services from Milwaukee-area distributors, according to a recent announcement.

The company currently occupies a 15,000-square-foot facility and is looking for a new 50,000- to 75,000-square-foot facility in Washington or Ozaukee counties, PartsBadger CEO Roy Dietsch said. It previously planned to move in 2023 or 2024 but now PartsBadger expects to secure its new location by the end of the year, Dietsch said, adding that he wants to keep the company’s operations under one roof.

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