Press Releases & Columns
Major investment helps expand food manufacturing cluster here
Initiating plan to expand team-oriented culture
Sheboygan, WI – May 10, 2018 – Nemschoff, manufacturer of high-quality furniture since 1950, is adding another 18 members to their staff and also implementing a plan to bring management, sales and marketing into a more collaborative working environment.
Oostburg, WI – May 8, 2018 – Masters Gallery Foods will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, May 9th at the Oostburg Municipal Building (1140 Minnesota Avenue, Oostburg) from 9a - 1p and again from 3-6p. Positions in both Plymouth and Oostburg include: second and third shift line attendants, utility or sanitation positions. Summer college opportunities are also available. Starting wage for line attendants - $18.58; utility or sanitation - $19.31. Candidates may apply on site and can expect to wait less than fifteen minutes for a guaranteed interview. If unable to attend, or wish to apply prior to the event, please visit www.mastersgalleryfoods.com/careers.
Investment designed to advance development in downtown Plymouth
Plymouth, WI – May 4, 2018 – The “Cheese Capital of the World” has been awarded historical tax credits through The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) to help catalyze the success of the destination-driven restoration project.
Sheboygan County joins municipalities nationwide to increase awareness of jobs and career development programs that enhance local economic impact
Sheboygan County (May 3, 2018) Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is participating in National Economic Development Week; this year’s recognition will run from May 6-10, 2018. National Economic Development Week (NEDW) was created and is coordinated by The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest professional membership organization for economic developers. It is being held during the week of the organization’s 92nd anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers.
SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN - City officials celebrated the momentous time in the future of the City of Sheboygan with a groundbreaking of the new SouthPointe Enterprise Campus. The new campus will provide “shovel-ready” developable sites ranging from two acres to 40 acres. “In order to continue our long history of the family owned companies and be competitive in the regional economy, it was very important for the City to invest in a new enterprise campus,” stated Michael Vandersteen, Mayor, City of Sheboygan. SouthPointe Enterprise Campus (Phase 1) consists of the 162 acres with 132 developable acres available for new industrial and light manufacturing related businesses. The new campus will include 11,000 lineal feet of the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main. Approximately 8,000 lineal feet of new streets including Horizon Drive, South Taylor Drive and SouthPointe Drive will be constructed. Over 700,000 cubic yards of the grading will be completed over this construction season. PTS Contractors, Green Bay, WI, were awarded the $10.5 million contract. The project will be substantially complete by December 1, 2018.
Quality fabricator is first business in Sheboygan Falls’ Vision Business Park
Sheboygan Falls, WI – April 20, 2018 – For nearly 15 years, Rick Brickner’s Metallic Tube Applications LLC has been providing high-quality products, made to customer specifications, from many types of steel tubing from a leased facility in Sheboygan Falls. The challenge has been building for some time—growth of the business has exceeded their current facility and the need to meet additional customer demand in a larger facility.
Experienced restaurateur plans full-service café serving breakfast and lunch
Plymouth, WI – April 17, 2018 – 210 East Mill Street will soon be the place for hungry patrons to find a great breakfast or lunch. Carole O’Malley, former owner of DeO’Malley’s Pizza Pub, plans to open Carole’s Café in mid-May.
The restaurant will feature a menu containing a mix of moderately priced “comfort” breakfast and lunch foods, based on time-honored recipes. Carole’s Café will offer both breakfast and lunch from 6AM-2PM weekdays except Tuesday, as well as Sunday from 7AM to 1PM.
“My aim is simple,” noted O’Malley. “Carole’s Café will provide a completely sophisticated yet casual dining experience—a destination of choice for both the residents of Plymouth as well as visitors from the surrounding area.” O’Malley plans to provide affordable high-quality food. “We plan to feature healthy foods of the type that will satisfy both the hearty eaters and those that prefer a lighter fare.”
Carole O’Malley offers a strong history of successful restaurant ownership. She worked in the industry for 14 years in a bed and breakfast inn. In 2001, she opened and operated DeO’Malley’s Pizza Pub, establishing a reputation for quality food at an affordable price. She sold the business last April, and since that time has identified a retail gap that is underserved in Plymouth.
Senior financing for the company was provided by the Sheboygan County Revolving Loan Fund. The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay (SBDC) as well as Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) worked with O’Malley through the business plan development process and to successfully complete the application process. “It has been a pleasure working with Carole,” noted SCEDC’s Business Development Manager Jim Schuessler. “Plymouth, The Cheese Capital of the World also offers a beautiful downtown retail district, and Carole’s Café will make it even more a destination for folks from near and far.”
To schedule an appointment with the SBDC or to find out what SCEDC’s entrepreneurial services team can do to assist business development, contact Jim Schuessler, SCEDC Business Development Specialist at (920) 452-2350.
Site Selection magazine ranks the I-43 corridor in the top 10 among similar-sized metro area
MADISON, WI March 7, 2018 – Two regions of Wisconsin – Sheboygan and Manitowoc – have received national recognition for their economic development successes in Site Selection magazine’s annual ranking of top metro areas in the U.S. for corporate facility investment projects in 2017.
Plans to continue growth of Howards Grove manufacturer
Howards Grove, WI – March 5, 2018 – A Sheboygan County pallet manufacturer with local roots dating back to the 1800’s has new owners, and they have a long time connection to the company.