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Walker Visits Superior Plant, Talks Jobs

Updated: 01/13/2014 6:43 PM
Created: 01/13/2014 6:13 PM WDIO.com

Governor Scott Walker visited a Superior manufacturing plant Monday, highlighting industry investments that he said will continue to help the industry.

The governor toured Field Logic, Inc.'s 290,000 square foot plant to get a better idea of how they make their product. They manufacture archery targets and products.

The Superior manufacturer employs around 175 people. According to the Douglas County Workforce profile, the manufacturing industry employs another 1,100 people in the county.

It's already a strong industry, but Walker said he's committed to see more growth. He said he added $100 million to the 2013 budget for worker training to help ensure a trained workforce for job growth.

Walker also highlighted a manufacturing production tax credit that he said will encourage growth and create jobs.

"It started last year in the budget and it will grow through 2016, and by then it wipes out almost all their taxable liability, so not only for here but for other manufacturers across the state, it's a huge incentive for them to grow," said Walker.

The president of Field Logic, Larry Pulkrabek, said the tax credit gives them an edge.

"It will allow you to make the investment that you need in research and development and keep the money in the company," he explained.

Pulkrabek started his company years ago in a garage. Now, he has two locations and has expanded from a single archery target to a whole line of archery products.

Walker is touring the state in preparation for the State of State Address next week.

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