The project, expected to create up to 53 jobs, will enable the fourth-generation family-owned company to update equipment in its 100-year-old facility in Antigo, improve employee ergonomics, and enhance safety and sustainability initiatives while expanding capacity and capabilities to enable ongoing growth. Work will begin in 2014, which is Sartori’s 75th anniversary.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has certified up to $394,500 in Economic Development Tax Credits for the project. The tax credits will be distributed annually based on the number of new, full-time positions created over a three-year period.
Sartori president Jeff Schwager said in a statement that the expansion will have an economic benefit well beyond Sartori as it will mean more business for local farm families, milk haulers, constructions and engineering firms, and dozens of suppliers.