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Antigo Awarded State Grant to Create, Retain 20 jobs at Plaspack

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The City of Antigo will receive a $100,000 in transportation grants.

The money will go toward the design and resurfacing of the northern end of Clermont Street to benefit the expansion of the Volm Companies’ Plaspack USA plant in the Industrial Park.

The plastic and mesh bag manufacturer is building a new $4.1 million 36,900 square foot building that will house resin silos and production equipment; the addition will manufacture high-tech mesh products.

This expansion project will create 10 new jobs and retain 10 jobs in Langlade County. Indirectly, the DOT said the grant will spin off an additional 15 jobs.

The Clermont Street project improvements include wider cross-sections to handle increased truck traffic, employee traffic and improved drainage and will result in a better pavement design of an all-weather, all-season corridor. This assures the timely delivery and shipment of Plaspack USA products, an essential component of business growth and viability.

WisDOT’s $100,000 Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) grant covers half of the $200,000 construction project. The other half is being provided by the city of Antigo.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2016 and be completed in the fall of 2016.


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