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February 15, 2018
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Senator Roger Roth
Representative Jim Steineke
Representative Mike Rohrkaste
Roth, Steineke, Rohrkaste Introduce Kimberly-Clark Legislation
MADISON –Senate President Roger Roth (R–Appleton), Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R –Kaukauna), and Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R– Neenah) introduced legislation today to address Kimberly-Clark’s global restructuring plan.
Kimberly-Clark, the largest manufacturer in the Fox Cities, recently announced a global restructuring plan which will affect 5,000 employees and close 10 plants around the world. The two manufacturing facilities affected in the Fox Valley make up 600 of those jobs.
“We must ensure that the company continues to have a robust presence in our area as well as preserve its skilled workforce, said Senator Roth. “We will continue to fight for these 600 jobs and the families they support.”
“Kimberly-Clark has been a vital part of the Fox Cities community for over 140 years,” said Representative Rohrkaste. “These plants employ our friends and neighbors with good, family-supporting jobs. This is why we are working together to do what’s best for the residents of the Fox Cities.”
This legislation authorizes WEDC to certify the facilities in Neenah and Fox Crossing to be eligible for a 17% jobs tax credit for existing jobs paying at least $30,000-$100,000 and/or a 15% capital investment credit.