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W Solar Group Relocates to Wisconsin with $28M Incentives Deal

01/03/2011
W Solar Group will relocate its corporate headquarters and research and development to Dane County, Wisconsin. The company will receive up to $28 million in Enterprise Zone tax credits from the state's Department of Commerce towards the move. W Solar will establish a manufacturing facility and create 620 jobs in the state.

"W Solar Group was attracted to Wisconsin early in our search for a project location," Chris Hamrin, President and CEO of W Solar Group, said. "We are impressed with the high quality work force, extensive supply chain, and the commitment to producing world-class products. Making Wisconsin our home is the right decision, and W Solar's goal is to be a great addition to the Wisconsin economy. Wisconsin's role as a leading manufacturing state with hard-working people also contributed to our decision to make the Badger State the place to grow our company."

The company plans to make a capital investment of $300 million towards the relocation. W Solar is currently located in Chatsworth, California. The company produces thin film solar panels.

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