A little past the intersection of Packers and Commercial avenues, on the former Oscar Mayer plant campus, there’s a long brick building. From the outside, it looks like any other nondescript structure you might find in a business district. But when you step inside, a world of creativity awaits.

The Bodgery, a makerspace established in 2014, has called the location home since 2019. John Eich, one of the four co-founders, says The Bodgery started out as a social club for makers, and then the founders decided to establish a physical space. Over the past eight years, The Bodgery has moved three times, after starting with a space smaller than 1,000 square feet. The second location tripled the original size to 3,400 square feet, their current location bumped them up to 14,000 and a recent expansion further increased their footprint to 21,500 square feet.