Walker announces expansion for MilliporeSigma

Daily News Staff

Sept. 6, 2017

MilliporeSigma, a life science business of Merck KGaA based in Germany, along with Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday plans to expand its facility in Sheboygan Falls by 80,000 square feet.

The construction, which includes the consolidation of its flavors and fragrances, and stains and dyes operations in Milwaukee and overseas, and the growth of existing operations in Wisconsin, MilliporeSigma expects to create approximately 175 jobs in the next three years.

“As a global company with operations on five continents, MilliporeSigma had numerous location options for this facility and I commend the company for making this commitment to Wisconsin,” Walker said in a news release. “Because of the tremendous progress we’ve made in the last six years to turn around our state’s economy and create a strong pro-business climate, Wisconsin is developing an international reputation among companies seeking to establish or expand operations in the U.S.”

Udit Batra, CEO, MilliporeSigma, added, “We look forward to growing our capabilities and footprint in Wisconsin, which is already home to four manufacturing sites and our Milwaukeebased North American Central Distribution Center. The expansion of the Sheboygan (Falls) facility will play an important part in leveraging our existing expertise to serve our broader business around the world.”

To secure the company’s investment in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has authorized Millipore-Sigma to receive up to $1.25 million in tax credits over the next three years, the release said. The actual amount of credits the company will earn are contingent upon the number of jobs created and the level of capital investment over that time.

“I congratulate MilliporeSigma on its expansion plans, which will strengthen Wisconsin’s thriving biohealth sector,” said Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO of WEDC, the state’s lead economic development organization, in a statement. “This investment in Wisconsin is another example of the success we are experiencing as a result of WEDC’s proactive efforts to attract foreign direct investment.”