Badger Meter to add 40 jobs in Racine

Freeman Staff

Sept. 13 , 2018

RACINE — Badger Meter will create 40 jobs during the next three years in Racine as it transfers jobs from Arizona to Wisconsin.

In 2010, Badger Meter, a developer of flow measurement products, purchased Arizona-based Cox Instruments, which focuses on testing and calibration of flow meters, as well as supplying precision and industrial flow measurement instrumentation for liquid and gas flow measurement applications.

Badger Meter announced it will relocate the Cox Instruments operations to its facility on Washington Avenue in Racine, which will require the facility to become accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Once the facility becomes an NIST certified lab, it will provide calibration of high precision flow instrumentation, which will complement the company’s existing manufacturing and assembly operations.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is supporting the project by authorizing up to $250,000 in state income tax credits based on job creation over the next three years. The actual amount of tax credits Badger Meter will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created during that time.

“Badger Meter is excited to bring more family-supporting jobs to Wisconsin from our Arizona facility,” said Rich Meeusen, Badger Meter chairman, president and CEO. “WEDC is helping us pay the cost of training new employees as we continue to grow our Racine-area operations. This is just another example of how the state of Wisconsin is creating new job opportunities by supporting business expansion in our state.”