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Waupaca Foundry to Add 61 Jobs in Ironwood

Waupaca Foundry to Add 61 Jobs in Ironwood

Created: December 18, 2018 04:53 PM

Waupaca Foundry plans to add a facility in Ironwood, bringing 61 jobs to the city.

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The Wisconsin-based company is receiving a $1.2 million grant from the Michigan Business Development Program to acquire an existing facility in Ironwood.  The City of Ironwood is also considering a 12-year property tax abatement valued at $375,000 for the project, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Waupaca Foundry makes high-quality cast and machined iron components for the transportation and industrial markets.  Ironwood beat competing sites in Wisconsin and Arkansas for the facility.

"Waupaca Foundry's decision to establish a facility in Ironwood is great news for Gogebic County and will mean good jobs for many of the talented workers in the region," said Gov. Rick Snyder in a news release. "We applaud the company for choosing to locate here and are thrilled to welcome them to Michigan."

The company has more than 4,500 employees in six U.S. cities, including Waupaca and Marinette, Wis.  The company has been owned by Hitachi Metals Group since 2014.

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