Menasha Corporation shows off new facility

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Menasha Corporation, based out of Neenah, showed off its new facility today.

Company leaders say next up, they plan to expand the company, and add jobs.

After more than a year of renovations, Menasha Corporation showed off its new 102,000 square foot facility Wednesday. The new facility is in the same location as the old one, but company leaders say it's much different.

Jim Kotek, President & CEO of Menasha Corporation, said, "That building was simply outdated, it was too small."

The building is not just bigger, it also includes high-tech video boards and spacious conference rooms.

Kotek said, "This building is all about our people, and we have this incredible, incredible workforce."

It's a workforce that the company has plans to expand.

Kotek said, "Clearly we have a plan that calls for continued growth. And with growth, we need to continue to add employees to this wonderful facility."

The company currently employs 250 workers.

Governor Walker was on hand for Wednesday's ribbon cutting.

Walker said, "It's not just about a building, it sends a solid message that they're vested right here in the Fox Valley and the state of Wisconsin."

And while the company has ambitious plans for the future, Kotek says it'll never forget its past. Part of the new building is even dedicated to it.

"The Fox Valley has been home for our entire 167 years, so kind of connecting to those roots was very very important to us," Kotek said.

The facility cost nearly 30-million dollars.

Part of it being paid for through future-tax dollars, as well as a loan from the state.

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