Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
June 2006
Governor Doyle Announces Funding for Amcor Flexibles, Inc.

Governor Jim Doyle recently announced that Amcor Flexibles, Inc., Madison, Dane County, in the Capital Ideas Technology Zone, has been allocated up to $250,000 in Technology Zone tax credits. The company will also receive a $110,000 grant from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) Customized Labor Training (CLT) program.

Mary P. Burke, Secretary, with Amcor Flexibles, Inc. Director of Operations Todd Hurd
Mary P. Burke, Secretary, with Amcor Flexibles, Inc. Director of Operations Todd Hurd

"At the heart of my Affordability Agenda is a commitment to growing our economy and creating good jobs," Governor Doyle said. "And through technology, trade promotion, and new investment, we are revolutionizing Wisconsin manufacturing. I am pleased that we can help Amcor Flexibles expand, upgrade their technologies, and create jobs and investment in Dane County."

Amcor Flexibles is investing $12.75 million to purchase and install new, state-of-the-art printing equipment. The project will create 35 jobs and retain 111 jobs.

"We would like to thank the Department of Commerce and Governor Doyle for supporting this investment in new printing technology," said Todd Hurd, General Manager, Amcor Flexibles Madison. "Properly training employees to operate state-of-the-art technology is expensive. This assistance will assure the team is prepared for the December 2006 start-up."

Amcor Flexibles is part of Amcor, one of the world's top 3 global packaging companies. A global leader in flexible packaging with nearly 60 manufacturing sites across Europe, the Americas and Asia, Amcor Flexibles serves the healthcare, personal care, food, beverage, healthcare and personal care markets. The Madison facility is one of 19 Amcor Flexibles facilities worldwide dedicated to healthcare, personal care and cosmetic packaging.

The Capital Ideas Technology Zone provides incentives for high-tech growth in knowledge-based, manufacturing, biotechnology, and business services industry clusters, among others. The Capital Ideas Technology Zone includes the Counties of Dane, Jefferson, and Rock.

For more information about the Technology Zone program, contact Todd Jensen, Commerce, at 608/266-3074.

-- Tony Hozeny

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