Employees of Broan-NuTone in
Hartford work on a production line Wednesday created
for the company’s InVent Series of ventilation fans.
The company announced at a news conference as many
as 40 jobs will be created by the introduction of
the product line and the related manufacturing
process at the Hartford facility.
Joe VanDeLaarschot/Daily News
An investment of $11 million and the creation of as many as 40
jobs illustrates Broan-NuTone’s commitment to Hartford and
for the ventilation product manufacturer held a news conference
Wednesday at the company’s global headquarters to announce the
introduction of a product line, the moving of several jobs from
overseas to the Hartford plant and the creation of more than
three dozen jobs to manufacture the line — the InVent Series.
Group President Jeff Mueller said the company is proud to make
such a large investment in the community.
continues our long relationship with Hartford,” Mueller said.
“We’re proud to create more good paying jobs in Wisconsin and
bring jobs to the area from overseas.”
said the production line will create one product about every 4.1
help meet our customers’ demands and be more efficient,” Mueller
said. “It will allow us to keep our inventory low, but still
meet changes and requests from our customers quickly.”
said he knows the investment means a great deal to the
an investment of $11 million in this community and it shows how
proud we are to create our product here and how well our
employees work to make quality products,” Mueller said. “We are
creating good paying jobs — workers can earn $20 an hour or more
and they have great benefits.”
others at the event also said they were proud the company was
making a huge investment “with no government help.”
that shows the commitment this company has for this community,”
said Common Council President Tim Michalak. “They were more than
willing to make such a huge financial investment on their own
with no help from state, local or national government.”
Director of Marketing and Communications Michael Troka
previously said customers will see another quality product to
answer customer demand.
series of ventilation fans we hope will be a workhorse for our
retail and wholesale product line,” Troka said.
the new production line started with 30 new full-time jobs and
about 20 temporary assistants.
of fulltime jobs could go up to about 40,” Mueller said. “And
that doesn’t even include the jobs that are being created due to
this at the companies who provide materials and supplies for our
new product line.”
cited Sussex Plastics and Green Bay Packaging as at least two
companies that will benefit from increased business from Broan
Prasser, who has worked for Broan-NuTone for several years, will
also be on the new line.
great jobs being created and we’re all so happy to see another
example of how this company is committed to Hartford and the
area,” Prasser said. “This shows they want to stay here and they
have faith in the employees who create the product and serve the
Feistel, who has worked for the company for more than two
decades, said the new product line is an answer to customer
with this new line could be a great way cap my career with the
company,” Feistel said.
said the Hartford production plant covers 500,000 square feet.
Rebecca Kleefisch also took part in Wednesday’s ceremony.
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