The exterior of Broan-NuTone is seen Friday
afternoon in Hartford. The business will hold a news
conference Wednesday to announce a new product line
that will bring jobs to the area.
John Ehlke/ Daily News
More jobs are coming to Broan-NuTone in Hartford.
maker of ventilation fans will hold a news conference
Wednesday to announce the creation of additional jobs
and the move of several production positions from China
to the Hartford plant to produce a new product line —
the InVent Series.
Company officials, along with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch,
will take part in the announcement.
Broan-NuTone Director of Marketing and Communications
Michael Troka said the number of jobs to be created will
not be announced before Wednesday.
“This is a significant issue for state officials and its
important they take part in the announcement,” Troka
said. “The news will be positive for Hartford,
Washington County and the state.”
According to a news release, Kleefisch will join
to discuss the importance of onshoring, manufacturing
and job creation in the state.
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch speaks during the
expansion celebration at Allcast on Aug. 14 in the
town of Addison. She will attend Wednesday’s news
conference at Broan-NuTone.
Daily News file photo
Company officials said by bringing back jobs and
production from overseas, Broan-NuTone is aiming for a
positive and enduring economic impact on Wisconsin.
“The new InVent Series of ventilation fans, a new
mid-line market product, we hope will be a workhorse for
our retail and wholesale product line,” Troka said.
Having the line produced in Hartford rather than
overseas, he said, provides a number of positives.
“It’s more efficient because company officials won’t
have to travel to China to check on production,” Troka
said. “It’s also placing the company in a good position
in coming back strong to advance growth after the 2008
want to be able to succeed quickly,” Troka said.
According to the company, the new product line will be
manufactured within the existing Hartford facility, but
there will be significant job creation.
Hartford has been Broan-NuTone’s global headquarters for
nearly 60 years, employing 800 people.
launch of the InVent Series of ventilation fans supports
Broan-NuTone’s commitment to innovation and dedication
to developing superior products that enhance indoor air
Hartford Mayor Joe Dautermann said Broan-NuTone is one
of “several high quality corporate citizens in the city.
“The industrial base we have here is the envy of many
other communities,” Dautermann said. “We have several
companies that were born here and decided to stay and
grow here. They have a real interest in the community
Hartford Area Economic Development Executive Director
Tom Hostad said the creation of new jobs could have a
ripple effect on Hartford and the surrounding community.
“Adding jobs means more money being spent in the
community,” Hostad said. “That could also mean the
creation of additional jobs to meet the additional
demand in services and supplies from the new employees
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