Monday, April 14, 2008

Good News In The Area

More Jobs in Brodhead:

Construction is beginning on a $3.8 million expansion project at the North
American headquarters of Kuhn North America in Brodhead that will add at least
50 jobs in the next year, said Greg Petras, director of operations.

The company broke ground Tuesday on its two major projects: a new lobby/visitor center addition and office renovation, and a 66,000-square-foot manufacturing plant expansion.

The projects are scheduled for completion in August and
September, respectively.

And Janesville:
Saying Janesville residents want more health care options, Dean Health
System and SSM Health Care of Wisconsin announced today they will build a $140
million hospital and medical campus on the city’s southeast side.

The 50-bed hospital and adjacent physician office complex will open
in 2010 on 50 acres that Dean bought in 2000 on the southeast corner of Highway
11 and Interstate 90.

The new complex will create 350 jobs in Janesville, said Craig
Samitt, Dean’s president and chief executive officer. While Dean will build the
physician complex, SSM, the parent company of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison,
will build the hospital.

And Evansville is moving forward on the crush plant.
Landmark Services Co-op could break ground on the state’s first soybean
crushing plant in Evansville by June 2009 with the help of a $4 million state
grant announced Tuesday.

Gov. Jim Doyle awarded the grant to Landmark President John Blaska
at the co-op’s Evansville facility.

“This is a great moment,” Doyle said, “and a major step forward for

Landmark will match the grant to help plan and build an $80 million
plant that would process 80,000 bushels of soybeans a day, Blaska said. The
plant would be on the city’s east side next to where construction on North
Prairie Production’s biodiesel plant is stalled.

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