Solomon Corporation To Locate Manufacturing Center In Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
The company will locate its manufacturing center in a previously vacant 20,000 square-foot facility in the Northern Gateway Business Park. The company expects to employ 24 people later this year.
“We are absolutely delighted to be opening a facility in Wisconsin. Prairie du Chien’s location will allow us to better serve many of our existing customers and reach out to new customers in the region. The people of Wisconsin share many of the values that have long been important to our business and we look forward to investing and growing with the local community,” said Tom Hemmer, CEO of Solomon Corporation.
According to state officials at the The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Solomon Corporation considered multiple locations in the upper Midwest before choosing Wisconsin for its expansion. Chief among the company’s criteria for selecting the best location for its new facility were proximity to its customer base, access to major transportation and logistics networks and the availability of skilled workers.
“By choosing Wisconsin for their expansion, Solomon leverages our strong workforce and manufacturing tradition,” said Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. “The attraction of Solomon Corporation to Wisconsin shows the strength of our business climate. On top of that, the company’s investment in the community and workforce will have a positive impact for years to come.”
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is assisting Solomon Corporation’s expansion into Wisconsin with $100,000 in Business Development Tax Credits, may be earned upon fulfillment of capital investment and job creation requirements. The City of Prairie Du Chien has also supported the project with a $571,123 loan that will be paid back at 0% interest over 15 years.
“Prairie du Chien is blessed in many ways, including a strong, diverse, community-minded base of industries and businesses,” said Prairie Du Chien Mayor Dan Hemmer. “When we learned that we had the opportunity add to the list of corporate and industrial partners with a strong, American-based company with positive long-term prospects, we, the City, along with our economic development partners, were eager to make it happen. We are very excited to welcome the Solomon Corporation as our newest neighbor in the North Gateway Business Park, and look forward to them being a part of our community for many years.”
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