Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2007
Governor Doyle Announces $245,000 Loan to Voith Paper, Inc.

Governor Jim Doyle announced that Voith Paper, Inc. has received a $245,000 loan for an expansion project that will retain 184 positions and create 49 positions. Wisconsin Department of Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke presented the award at the company's Appleton facility on behalf of the Governor.

"I am committed to making investments that will help our state's high-end manufacturers expand and create family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin," Governor Doyle said. "I am pleased that we could assist Voith Paper as it adds a new product line to its Appleton facility."

Voith Paper, Inc. has relocated a product line from its Springfield, MA facility and consolidated that operation in Appleton. The Department of Commerce loan is helping the company equip the facility for the new line. The total project cost is $3.1 million.

"Voith Paper's presence in Appleton is further strengthened with this expansion," said Otto Heissenberger, President of Voith Paper North America. "The paper industry and manufacturing sector are a vital part of Wisconsin's economic health. Voith Paper appreciates the Governor's continued support made to our industry."

"The City of Appleton has been home to Voith Paper since 1974 and this expansion will solidify Voith's presence in Appleton for years to come," said City of Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna. "The new jobs established as well as those retained speak well to the quality of our local work force.

Voith Paper, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of paper-making equipment. Its Appleton facility commenced operations in 1974 and is a corporate headquarters site, along with Wilson, NC. The company also has operations in CA, MA, MS, GA, OR, SC, and Canada.

For more information on Commerce programs and services, contact For more information on Commerce programs and services, contact the Commerce area development manager at www.commerce.wi.gov/BD/BD-Fax-0901.html.

-- Tony Hozeny & Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor

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