"Not only are we able to bring in more jobs for the people in this area, possibly even up into the Fox Valley area," said Sargento Foods Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations, Barbara Gannon.
According to an announcement from The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, state tax credits helped make expansions like this possible.
We spoke with Governor Scott Walker Thursday during the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference in Green Bay. He told us the state set aside a significant amount of money to help laid-off employees get the training they need to land a job in a different field.
"If a business here is making a change based on larger market issues that go beyond the state of Wisconsin, we've got the kind of training to help people not just in school, but for folks maybe looking to go from one industry to another," Governor Walker said.
Bay Area Workforce Development Board is helping Appleton Coated employees who have lost their job.
"We make sure we have the appropriate resources and services, wrap around services, designed to get them there," said Program Operations Manager Matt Valiquette.