FNA Group relocating from Illinois to Wisconsin

Freeman Staff

May 12, 2015

PLEASANT PRAIRIE - The FNA Group, Inc. announced on Monday that it will be relocating its corporate headquarters from Illinois to Pleasant Prairie, in addition to saying six months ago that it intended to bring more than 100 jobs to Kenosha County.

FNA, which manufacturers pressure washers for home and industrial markets, is moving from Elk Grove Village in suburban Chicago to its new $3 million facility at the LakeView Corporate Park, according to a Monday announcement.

“I would like to welcome FNA to Wisconsin, and I applaud the company for once again showing its commitment to growing in the state,” said Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who joined company and local officials at a ribbon-cutting Monday.

In December, FNA announced it was locating part of its OEM Industries Division operations, which manufactures hoses and distributes pumps and replacement parts, from Arkansas to Pleasant Prairie.

The new facility, which opened earlier this year, is expected to create at least 165 new jobs.

In addition to housing the company’s corporate offices, the 176,000-square-foot facility will enable FNA to manufacture new products, accommodate demand for existing products and establish an R&D/engineering/product development center, according to the announcement.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has authorized FNA to receive up to $700,000 in state tax credits, which will be awarded contingent upon the number of jobs created. In addition, the Kenosha Area Business Alliance is providing the company with a $1 million loan funded through a combination of revolving loan funds, including one that originated with a contribution from Pleasant Prairie’s Tax Incremental Finance District No. 2.