Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle Announces $750,000 to Glatfelter to Expand Manufacturing Line, Create Jobs

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661

Ethnie Groves, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2156

Project Will Create 15 Jobs, Retain 185 Jobs

Governor Jim Doyle today announced that Glatfelter of Neenah will receive a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant – Economic Development (CDBG-ED) loan from the Department of Commerce to expand its manufacturing line. The project is expected to create 15 jobs and retain 185 jobs.

“We are making important investments in our paper industry so we maintain our leadership as the top paper producing state,” Governor Doyle said. “Not only does this project help us in our effort to upgrade and expand the industry, it will stimulate the local economy and create good jobs for the community. I applaud Glatfelter for making this investment and bringing new jobs to Winnebago County.”

“I would like to thank Governor Doyle for his commitment to helping the Wisconsin paper industry,” said Ken Clusman, Glatfelter Mill Manager. “This award will assist the mill with the installation of a Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Plant at our Neenah facility.”

Glatfelter is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty papers and engineered products. The company is also a recognized North American leader in manufacturing book publishing papers and a world leader in producing tea bag papers. Glatfelter will use the loan to purchase a machine to produce calcium carbonate, rebuild an existing paper machine, and train employees. The total project cost is $2 million.

The CDBG-ED program awards grants to businesses that seek to expand in or relocate to Wisconsin. Businesses interested in the CDBG-ED program should contact their Commerce Area Development Manager. Contact information can be found at