Governor Doyle Announces funding for River Steel Inc. Facility in West Salem

MADISON-Governor Doyle announced today that the Village of West Salem, La Crosse County, will receive a $150,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities and Economic Development (CDBG-PFED) program from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce (Commerce) in order to construct a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility. The River Steel Inc. facility project will produce 34 new jobs.


“Manufacturing is at the heart of Wisconsin’s economy,” Governor Doyle said. “This project to expand the River Steel Inc. will continue to expand the steel industry in Wisconsin and produce 34 family supporting-jobs for the community.”


River Steel Inc., founded in 1954, is a family-run metal manufacturing business. It is a full-service steel fabricator and manufacturer supplying original equipment manufacturing components, structural fabrication, and other custom manufactured orders for fabricators, manufacturers, and suppliers. The total cost of the project is $5,669,141.


CDBG-PFED grants play an important role in helping communities finance a wide range of projects designed to enhance the economic vitality of the community through the provision of community buildings, the expansion of tax base, job creation, and increased private investment in downtowns.


For more information on the CDBG Program, contact Jim Frymark, 608/266-2742.