Wisconsin IKEA taking shape

This rendering provided by IKEA shows the company's planned store in Oak Creek.

OAK CREEK (WLUK) -- Construction at IKEA in Oak Creek continues.

Construction on the massive IKEA site just west of I-94 reached a milestone Tuesday, the first exterior panels were put into place, giving the store its iconic blue look.

This will be the first IKEA in Wisconsin, 48th in the United States.

The store will employ about 250 people.

It's on track to open the summer of 2018.

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