Little Potato makes big move to Wisconsin. Plant will sprout 129 jobs
DEFOREST, Wis. — The Little Potato Company will establish its U.S. head office and processing, washing, packing and storage facility in DeForest, Wisconsin.
The Little Potato Company will invest more than $20 million in its new 130,000-square-foot facility, equipment and other initiatives, $11.7 million of which qualifies for tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Located on U.S. Hwy. 51, the new facility is projected to employ 50 people when it opens in early 2017, growing to 129 full-time employees when it is fully operational.
“We know of Wisconsin’s reputation for its great growers and fertile land. In addition to its proximity to key markets, we chose DeForest because we recognize shared values that have long been important to us: family, community, helping others and always being down-to-earth. We look forward to meeting our new neighbors and playing a positive role in this community,” said Angela Santiago, co-founder and president of The Little Potato Company.
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Image courtesy of Wisconsin Economic Development/Little Potato