By Ben Rodgers
Chilton Times Journal
KIEL — Gov. Scott Walker was here Monday as Amerequip broke ground on 88,000 square foot expansion.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this because we know you have a good track record already,” Walker said of the efforts of the state and the Wisconsin Economic Development Council in working with Amerequip.
Amerequip is a designer and manufacturer of custom equipment for the lawn, landscape, agricultural and construction markets.
The expansion will allow Amerequip to expand its fabrication operation and integrate it with its other core competencies of weld, paint and assembly.
“We know the future is going to require more positions to fill companies like this,” Walker said.
The Wisconsin governor cited partnerships with educational institutions for providing workers to fill positions in manufacturing.
“We are a manufacturing state,” he said. “We’ve done well in manufacturing in the past, but if we’re going to grow as a state, we need more people in these careers.”