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      Winneconne manufacturing facility completes expansion

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      WINNECONNE - The town of Winneconne is seeing manufacturing grow in the area.

      Proto-one Manufacturing has expanded its production department.

      The new building is 100 thousand square feet.

      Most of the machines will handle tube and pipe forming.

      The company's president says he believes manufacturing has fallen by the wayside.

      "Manufacturing, I think has been left behind for awhile. And I think it's just hard to find people. Even with unemployment low, it's hard to find people in manufacturing and I'm hoping a nice facility can attract good employees," said John Schwochert.

      The company originally planned to add a smaller, 30 thousand square feet addition to its facility.

      Additional jobs will also be created from the expansion.