Updated: 04/07/2014 6:29 PM
Created: 04/07/2014 6:21 PM WDIO.com
Northland lawmakers toured a Superior business Monday following the passage of a bill they say will help the company grow.
Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar), Rep. Janet Bewley (D-Ashland), and Rep. Nick Milroy (D-South Range) took a closer look of the Stella Jones plant in Superior.
Stella Jones is a railroad tie grinding plant. They recently moved from Duluth and had trouble securing a solid waste permit.
The new legislation will save the company from paying an annual $40,000 bond in order to obtain a solid waste permit.
Milroy said this will help economic development.
"They have close to 100 employees in Wisconsin and here in northern Wisconsin our forest products industry is an enormous part of our economy and it's manufacturers like Stella Jones that help keep it going," he said.
In Superior, the plant employs about 20 people.
Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill in the next two weeks.
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