Dept. of Commerce: Commerce Secretary Mary Burke Announces $500,000 for SNE Enterprises to Expand Mosinee Facility

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661
Amy Lewis, SNE Enterprises,

MOSINEE – Commerce Secretary Mary Burke announced today that
SNE Enterprises will receive a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant
for Economic Development (CDBG-ED) from the Department of Commerce to expand
its manufacturing facility in Mosinee.

“I am pleased that SNE Enterprises will be expanding their
operations in Wisconsin,” Commerce Secretary Burke said. “The Doyle
Administration is focused on investing in Wisconsin’s workers to help them
compete and succeed, and this funding is an example of that.”

SNE Enterprises manufactures windows and patio doors for
residential and light commercial applications that are sold nationwide
through building materials dealers, distributors, and home centers. SNE
Enterprises added 120 employees in recent weeks to meet its current product
demand and prepare for the company’s future growth. SNE will continue to add
employees through the second quarter to meet demand for the products made in
its 660,000-square-foot plant in Mosinee. The block grant will be used for
employee training programs.

“When we considered where to make products, we chose Central
Wisconsin because of manufacturing costs and the employees’ skill base and
commitment,” SNE Chief Operating Officer Art Steinhafel said. “It has proven
to be the best place for us to produce our products, particularly our
products for upscale, custom homes. This grant from the state of Wisconsin
will help us train new employees to carry on the commitment to quality
production established by our existing workforce.”

SNE Enterprises, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Peachtree
Companies, and is owned by the Schield family of Medford, Wisconsin. SNE
Enterprises manufactures and markets wood and vinyl windows and patio doors
under the brand names of Crestline Windows & Doors, Vetter Windows & Doors,
and Peachtree Doors & Windows. SNE Enterprises employs approximately 1,200
people in Mosinee and another 400 people at its manufacturing facility in
Huntington, West Virginia.

The CDBG-ED program awards grants to businesses that seek to
expand or relocate to Wisconsin. For further information about the CDBG-ED
program, contact James Frymark at the Department of Commerce at