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Brakebush Brothers Expands Production in Westfield, Wisconsin

11/06/2017
To meet the growing demand for its products, Brakebush Brothers Inc., a leading processor of poultry products, will invest $86 million to expand its operations and production facilities in Westfield, Wisconsin. The company expects to create more than 200 jobs in Marquette County.

“Our company has been able to grow and compete on a national level for many years, and this expansion of our production facility will enable us to provide great-tasting Brakebush products to our customers for years to come,” said Carl Brakebush, company Chairman. “The Westfield and surrounding area of Marquette County has been our home since 1925 and the hardworking, dedicated people in this area are the key to our success. We have indeed been blessed and are proud of what has been established here in south-central Wisconsin.”

Brakebush, a family-owned company that produces more than 200 processed chicken products for restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities, colleges and universities and convenience stores nationwide, is adding a new production line at its Westfield facility. The project will accommodate the company’s current and future growth in existing and emerging markets.

As an incentive, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is supporting the project by authorizing up to $6.5 million in state income tax credits over the next five years. The actual amount of tax credits Brakebush will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created, the amount of capital investment and the amount spent on employee training during that period.

“With 1,000 employees, Brakebush Brothers has been a major employer in Marquette County for decades, and I thank the company for its decision to expand its operations in Wisconsin,” said Governor Scott Walker. “With our pro-business policies and dedicated workforce, we are seeing more companies opt to expand in our great state. I’m pleased that a company that has been in the region for nearly a century will remain here for years to come.”

“The commitment by Brakebush to invest and create jobs is paramount to our present and future economy in the region,” said Bill Wheeler, Executive Director of the Tri-County Regional Economic Development Corporation. “This is a family business that has shown a real commitment to the Tri-County area, and we wish them continued success.”

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