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Waupaca Foundry opens


July 20, 2019

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OFFICIALS GATHERED Thursday to cut the ribbon and celebrate the new plant for Waupaca Foundry in Ironwood's industrial park. Pictured, from left are Waupaca Foundry EVP, John Wiesbrock Waupaca Foundry President, COO and CEO Michael Nikolai, Vice Chairmen of Hitachi Metals Ltd, Akitoshi Hiraki, Rep. Greg Markkanen – State Representative 110th District, Sen. Ed McBroom – State Senator 38th District MECD CEO, Jeff Mason, MEDC Business Development Project Manager, David Kurtycz and Ironwood Mayor Annette Burchell.


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IRONWOOD - On Thursday, Waupaca Foundry held a ribbon-cutting for the opening of their seventh manufacturing facility, and the first in this area, in the Ironwood Industrial Park. A host of dignitaries attended the event, which celebrated the cooperation of area, city and state entities along with management at Waupaca to bring the plant here.

The facility represents an investment of $4.3 million and will create 61 new jobs, 42 of which are already working on site. As a result of the expansion, Waupaca Foundry was awarded a $1.2 million Michigan Busi...

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