Seda International Packaging Group SpA has selected Racine County, Wisconsin, for its first North American manufacturing plant. The Italian company will create 189 jobs and receive $5.7 million in state assistance. The company also considered Toronto, Canada, and Pennsylvania for the project.
"Seda makes great packaging products used worldwide, and we are very happy to open our first North American manufacturing facility in Wisconsin," said Gianfranco D'Amato, managing director of Seda. "Wisconsin's well-trained work force and Governor Doyle's personal pitch to our company are among the major reasons we are locating our manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with the state."
The incentives package entails $4.2 million in JOBs tax credits and a $1.5 million Community Development Block Grant forgivable loan.
Seda produces packaging for ice cream, beverages, and fast food containers.