Cintas Expands in WI, MI
Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced plant expansion projects in Wisconsin and Michigan, according to news reports. Both projects have received support from state-government development agencies, the reports said.
As for the Greenville, WI, expansion, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) recently announced that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) is providing Cintas with up to $575,000 in tax credits to back the construction of a new plant in the town of Greenville – an expansion project that’s expected to create roughly 60 jobs, according to news reports.
“I congratulate Cintas on its expansion and applaud the company’s decision to grow in Wisconsin,” said Gov. Walker. “Cintas is a global leader in its industry and we look forward to its continued success in Greenville, as well as its eight other Wisconsin locations.”
Construction is now underway on a 54,000-square-foot laundry and maintenance facility near State Highway 15 and County Highway CB, about 100 miles north of Milwaukee in north-central Wisconsin. Cintas expects to complete work on the plant in 2018, the reports said. It will provide cleaning services for uniform, floor mat and towel rental services, while also serving as an operations center for Cintas. Roughly 80 employees from the company’s existing operation in Greenville will work at the new facility, bringing the total employment to 140. “Cintas is excited to increase our presence in the Fox Valley,” said Michelle Goret, Cintas’ vice president of corporate communications, referring to the Fox River basin in Northeast Wisconsin that empties into the Bay of Green Bay. “We are committed to being a good corporate citizen and to maintaining a great work environment for our employee partners.” Click here and here for details.
As for the Michigan project, Cintas is investing $17 million to expand its operations in Delta Township, an area of Lansing, and it plans to hire 70 additional people, the reports said. “Cintas is a unique business that helps diversify our economy,” said Delta Township Supervisor Ken Fletcher. “It’s great news.”
Michigan authorities are assisting Cintas with a $350,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Business Development Program. The company also will receive expedited permitting in support of the project from Delta Township officials. “It is really a positive thing for the entire region to see these jobs come in,” said Delta Township Supervisor Ken Fletcher. Click here for details.