|On May 22, InSinkErator, the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use, announced it will increase its manufacturing operations in southeastern Wisconsin by opening a new facility in Kenosha and upgrading its existing location in Racine—a project expected to create 165 new jobs and retain nearly 1,000 existing positions.
With this expansion, InSinkErator has made a commitment to staying in the region and growing its operations in Wisconsin. To assist with the $65 million project, WEDC has authorized up to $15.5 million in Enterprise Zone program tax credits through 2018. The program assists businesses that have major expansion projects, or are relocating major business operations from other states.
“InSinkErator is proud to be part of both the Racine and Kenosha communities as we expand our presence and bring more jobs to southeastern Wisconsin,” said Tim Ferry, president of InSinkErator. “In the last 35 years, we’ve tripled our production at the Racine facility and we’re looking forward to continued growth with the addition of the Kenosha facility.”
Wisconsin has a thriving biotechnology sector with significant growth in research and development of innovative health care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. To highlight this success, WEDC will attend the BIO International Convention, the largest biotech conference in the world, June 23-26 in San Diego.
Visit us at booth #137 throughout BIO, and join us for an in-booth hospitality reception June 24th from 5-6 PM, featuring Wisconsin cheese, beverages and prizes.