Lakeside Foods Inc. broke ground this afternoon on a 100 thousand square foot addition to its packaging facility on South 30th street.
CEO Glen Tellock
This family owned company began in 1887 as a small pea-canning plant on Jay Street in 1887 that now comprises of 13 processing facilities producing canned and frozen vegetables, frozen deserts, appetizers and canned pet food that are distributed in 14 countries. Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Yanda says the most recent expansion occurred in 1995.
Mayor Justin Nickels
The city approved a new TIF (Tax Incremental Financing) District to provide $4.9 million with additional funding courtesy of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lakeside Foods expects to hire approximately 40 skilled position employees upon completion which is expected early next year.