Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
October 2005
Gov. Doyle Announces Training Awards

Governor Jim Doyle recently announced that three recipients will share $241,000 in Customized Labor Training (CLT) grants from the Wisconsin Development Fund to assist with labor training. The awards were made at the Wisconsin Development Finance Board meeting held Sept. 26, 2005 in Madison.

"Through my 'Grow Wisconsin' plan, we are working hard to foster the growth of business statewide, create good-paying jobs for our citizens, and continue to strengthen our economy," Governor Doyle said. "These projects will upgrade the skills of employees on new technologies that will help these companies improve their competitive position in the global economy."

The training projects will train 144 employees, create 71 jobs, and leverage $349,037 in private investment.

For further information about the Wisconsin Development Fund, contact John Stricker, Department of Commerce, at 608/261-7710.

The awards are as follows:

Master Mold LLC, Johnson Creek, Jefferson County, $105,000 CLT.
This company manufactures a variety of fiberglass products such as molded chairs and casings for outboard motors. It is installing a state-of-the-art paint line at a cost of $7.1 million. The company will use the grant to train 56 new and 24 current employees on new equipment. The training project will leverage $105,592 in private investment.

Cascade Tissues Group-Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, $40,000 CLT.
Cascade Tissues Group-Wisconsin manufactures bathroom and facial tissues as well as napkins and paper towels. It is investing $6.5 million to install new equipment at its Eau Claire mill. The company will use the grant to train 16 current employees on this equipment. The training project will leverage $86,025 in private investment.

Rock-Tenn Company, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, $110,000 CLT.
The company manufactures folding cartons. It is investing $7.6 million in new equipment. It will use the grant to train 15 new and 29 current employees on this equipment. The training project will leverage $157,420 in private investment.

- Tony Hozeny

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