WI: Kohler Co. Expanding Power Systems Business, Adding 300 Jobs
3 Jun, 2013
Herb Kohler, chairman and CEO of Kohler Co., announced the expansion of its Global Power business at three locations in Wisconsin. An extension will be added to its production facility in the Town of Mosel and over the next three years more than 300 new jobs will be added in the facilities in Village of Saukville, the Village of Kohler and the Town of Mosel.
“This investment reflects our commitment to provide homeowners and businesses with superior product and rapid delivery,” said Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., chairman and CEO of Kohler Co. “Plus, this expansion gives us the space to better support our current associates and business, while developing new team members and products.”
Governor Scott Walker said the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has aligned with Kohler Co. for the company’s planned expansion of its power systems business. “This expansion by one of Wisconsin’s iconic companies is great news,” said Gov. Walker. “I am pleased to announce this support for Kohler’s commitment to growing their business and creating jobs in Wisconsin.”
“Kohler Co. is investing in its power systems business in Wisconsin and we are honored to be a part of it,” said Reed Hall, secretary and CEO for WEDC.
WEDC and the company are finalizing the terms for tax credits.
Since 2011, there have been more than 5,000 power outages and more than 50 million homes and businesses affected in North America alone thus creating the charge for more demand in standby power. According to The Huffington Post, more than 8 million people were without power from Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and two weeks later more than 300,000 still remained powerless.
About Kohler Power Systems
Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co., and provides complete power systems, including generators (home, industrial, mobile and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920. For more information about Kohler Power Systems, individuals can visit www.kohlerpower.com or www.facebook.com/kohlergenerators.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture under the premier brands of Baker and McGuire, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of three of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and five golf resort destinations which will host both the British Open and the PGA championship in 2015.
About Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. WEDC nurtures business growth and job creation by providing resources, technical support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. WEDC has four focus areas: business and industry development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation and international business development. Together with more than 600 regional and local business development partners, it represents a highly responsive and coordinated network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.