Expansion & Attraction Projects


18 COMPANIES   •   1,664 NEW JOBS   •   $103,191,900 ANNUAL IMPACT*





Retention: Paper manufacturer agreed to retain employment levels at Cold Springs facility in Fox Crossing. The company committed to increased investing in the facility and state-wide supply chain.

Assisted the company with legislative and state incentive process.


Expansion: Menasha based company engaged in major expansion of its engineering sector
350 Responded to company request for potential real estate options.  Responded to City of Menasha request for economic impact numbers associated with expansion.  $17,678,000 
Attraction: Global food and beverage company driving the construction of a cold storage facility for an existing product line. Company considered Fox Cities locations as well as out of state options.
150  Provided assistance in identifying available real estate options, responded to Village of Little Chute’s request for economic impact numbers associated with expansion.  $11,530,000
Cheese producer expanded Hilbert plant capacity and increased production jobs.
140  Working with Plymouth, WI headquarters, Regional Partnership provided extensive labor and demographic research in response to company concerns about being able to access sufficient numbers of employment candidates $5,511,000
Attraction: Central Wisconsin frozen cranberry snack food processor purchased City of Menasha steam generation plant to site expanded production activities.
 120 Generated economic impact report to assist City with project feasibility $4,497,000
Expansion: Hortonville manufacturer engaged in $5.5 million, 65,000 sq.ft. expansion associated with having landed a contract to supply pipe to a liquified natural gas export facility in Maryland.
 119 Assisted the company with financial assessment, application and packaging of State incentives and site considerations $5,181,000
Expansion: Contract manufacturer producing equipment for OEMs including Ariens, Toro, John Deere and others.  Company has established fast growth plans, and considered expansion in Kiel and in North Carolina.
 103 Participated in problem solving process involving City, County, DNR.  Assisted with coordination of state economic incentives.  $4,835,000
Expansion: Neenah-based electrical warehouse and distribution company looking to double in size, seeking appropriate location for 200,000 sq. ft. building.  Company considering Fox Cities location as well as out of state options.
 79 Provided assistance in identifying real estate options, coordination with WEDC for economic incentives, consultation on preparation of presentation for public sector, coordination of meeting with prospect community $4,509,000
Attraction: Plastics blow molding company headquartered in Walworth, WI.  Company growth demanded more production space.  Decision made to build 59,000 sq. ft. new facility in Kaukauna.
 40 Assisted the City of Kaukauna with marketing of the area to the company, and worked with the Industrial and Commercial Development Commission, the Community Development Department and the Common Council to facilitate the negotiations and approval processes.  $1,658,000
Attraction: California-based Parylene coating service provider looking to open a location in the Fox Cities – home to some of the company’s largest customers.
37  Provided assistance in identifying available real estate options, coordination with WEDC for economic incentives and workforce training programs and subsidies


Attraction: Cheese processing company headquartered in Green Bay acquired smaller cheese shredding company in Kaukauna.  Acquisition will trigger move of Wisconsin-based production operations into Kaukauna, along with operations currently located in four states.
 29 Assisted the company with the state incentive process. $1,119,000
Hortonville trucking company that has expanded into pipe coating, heat-treating and painting as a contractor to Piping Systems.
26 Provided assistance to company owner and business consultant with application process associated with Outagamie County Prosperity Fund  $1,114,000
Expansion: Existing technology company looking for an existing facility or available land to accommodate a 50,000 sq. ft. expansion and consolidation, and establish global corporate headquarters.


Provided assistance in identifying available real estate options in the region.


Little Chute based IT services and label manufacturing company looking to expand their existing facility by 33,000 sq. ft. to increase production capacity and storage.

Connected company with Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to discuss expansion plans and available tax incentives.


Expansion: Kaukauna-based frozen pizza manufacturer engaged in 25,000 sq. ft. expansion of its bakery department
18 Provided economic and industry-specific wage data to the company and packaged available local and State incentives


Expansion: St. John cheese producer acquired new equipment that significantly expanded processing capacity.
 12 Assisted with governmental land use compliance and economic incentive process $448,000
Expansion: Appleton-based engineering firm looking to add manufacturing capacity, office space and storage space (approximately 20,000 sq ft total) to support growing production of machinery.
 9 Connected company with City of Appleton and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to discuss expansion plans and available tax incentives.


Expansion: Liquid processing of concentrated dairy blends and sweetened condensed milk.  The company is the largest manufacturer of frozen dairy dessert mixes in Wisconsin.
 5 Provided assistance with state economic incentive process $196,000

* based upon estimated annual payroll

  • “Piping Systems is an industrial pipe manufacturer in Hortonville that is currently engaged in a $5.5 million, 65,000 sq. ft. expansion of our manufacturing facility. As a result of this growth, Piping Systems plans to create more than 100 new jobs over the next three years. The Fox Cities Regional Partnership assisted Piping Systems with the application and packaging of State incentives, as well as with other site and financial assessments. The State of Wisconsin granted the company up to $350,000 in Economic Development Tax Credits over the next three years to support our growth. The Village of Hortonville is also providing us over half a million dollars in incentives to support the project. Piping Systems, our loyal employees and their families, our vendors and our customers will all benefit because of this inter-agency collaboration and desire to see us grow in the Fox Cities"

    Jeffrey M. Bunker--PresidentPiping Systems, Inc.
  • “The Regional Partnership helped us by packaging the different local and statewide economic incentives available for growing companies like ours. It also provided us with economic and industry-specific wage data, which was valuable to the company as we continue to grow our local workforce. We look forward to the Regional Partnership’s continued support as we seek to hire and train more people in the near future.”

    Rick Pfrang--General ManagerBernatello’s Foods/Orv’s Pizza
  • “Werner Electric broke ground on our brand new 200,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and regional distribution center in the Town of Grand Chute this past Spring. We are excited and proud of our growth in the Fox Cities. As company leadership was considering where to expand, we were looking at options locally as well as out of state. The Fox Cities Regional Partnership assisted Werner Electric and worked with the Town of Grand Chute in trying to keep us in the region by identifying real estate options; coordinating with WEDC for economic incentives; and bringing in other local partners whose support was necessary in the making of this project. The Regional Partnership’s focus on talent attraction is also a huge benefit to Werner Electric. Our company participated in their first Talent Upload program and will be doing so again this Fall. We appreciate this organization’s ongoing assistance as we keep expanding our footprint in Outagamie County.”

    Craig Wiedemeier--VP OperationsWerner Electric