By David Meyer
Governor Scott Walker launched a loan program for small business during a visit to NEW Industries in Luxemburg yesterday. He announced that grants will be made available for companies to train new or current workers in high demand manufacturing jobs. Walker suggested that manufacturing is a pillar for Wisconsin’s future.
The visit was one of two stops Walker made to manufacturers in the state on Wednesday. Walker chose N.E.W. Plastics in part because the company is currently benefitting from the training grant. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College provided additional job training to 19 of the roughly 200 plant employees, through the first wave of the program. Full video of the visit accompanies this story.