Eggers Division Expands Neenah and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Facilities
According to state officials, Eggers Division LLC and its parent entity, VT Industries Inc., are moving some of their business from Texas to Wisconsin, prompting the expansion in Neenah and growth in Two Rivers.
“We are actually moving an entire product line from a plant in San Antonio, Texas, to be able to move up to Two Rivers, Wisconsin,” Travis Mudloff, Senior Vice President of the Architectural Wood Door Division for VT Industries said.
In Neenah, the company is adding 45,000 square feet to house a new production line, new receiving area and warehouse space. The company is also renovating an older portion of the facility as employee spaces including lunchroom, locker room, restrooms, conference rooms, first aid room and offices for operations. An older part of the facility will be demolished to enhance the entrance for trucks heading to the receiving docks.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is supporting the project by authorizing up to $400,000 in state income tax credits over the next three years. The actual amount of tax credits Eggers will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created. “The decision by Eggers to invest here in Wisconsin shows the company’s sustained commitment to our state and its workforce,” added Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of WEDC. “I congratulate Eggers on its expansion and look forward to its continued success in Two Rivers and Neenah.”
In Two Rivers, the company expects to increase sales out of their facility after moving some door production from Texas. The decision was made to move this production to Two Rivers to capitalize on the current state-of-the-art facility in Two Rivers, the workforce in Wisconsin and the close proximity of support systems for this production. The company has plans for a new layout of the facility and increased workforce.
Eggers Division LLC was previously known as Eggers Industries and was established in Two Rivers in 1884. At that time, the company produced veneered egg baskets and then migrated to other veneered products such as theater seating, train seating, airplane propellers, architectural products, doors, etc. In October 2018, Eggers Industries was acquired by VT Industries, which is headquartered in Holstein, Iowa.
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