Unisource Assembly: City of Amery, Wisconsin joins forces with a longtime local business to stimulate economic growth and enhance the quality of life

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Unisource Assembly’s agreement with the city includes the largest single donation to civic pavilion

Amery, Wisconsin ( October 15, 2010) – At a time when America’s small towns have been severely impacted by the economic downturn, Amery, Wisconsin and Unisource Assembly Corp., a longtime corporate citizen, are partnering to preserve jobs and promote economic expansion.

The Amery City Council and Unisource Assembly, a manufacturer of electrical components and electronic circuit boards, announced an agreement to break ground later this month on a $1.2 million manufacturing facility in this celebrated “City of Lakes,” located in western Wisconsin, about 60 miles northeast of the Twin Cities.

The Amery City Council unanimously approved Unisource Assembly’s purchase of 2.1 acres of land located on the southeast side of Amery adjacent to the Jorgenson Softball Fields. Construction of the 15,000 square-foot facility also will generate local jobs, and will begin before the end of the year. Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2011.

“It’s exciting to have a project like this to announce,” says Amery Mayor Mike Karuschak. “This partnership lays the foundation for continued economic expansion for our city. Unisource’s commitment is further evidence of its vested interest in being a key part of our community for years to come.”

“The process of governmental approvals and the creation of a development agreement were fair and beneficial to both parties,” says John B. Donnelly, CEO of Twin Cities-based Donnelly Development, a developer selected by Unisource Assembly in 2008 to provide real estate and development services. “There was a true spirit of cooperation and partnership evident from our very first meeting.” As a result, Unisource will donate $8,000 toward the construction of the Amery Trailhead Pavilion. The Pavilion, which is scheduled to be built next spring at a cost of $70,000, will be an all-weather, multiuse facility located at the head of the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail.

“Unisource has been proud to be part of the Amery business community for more than two decades. Our new manufacturing plant and the Amery Trailhead Pavilion are just two examples of how a private entity and public officials can share a vision and work together to improve the quality of life in a community,” says Dean Lubow, Unisource Assembly President and Amery resident.

Amery city officials and Unisource Assembly executives will participate in an official groundbreaking ceremony and check presentation at the site of the new manufacturing facility soon.

About Unisource Assembly Corp. – Unisource Assembly Corp. provides its customers with a complete range of electronic product assemblies tailored to its customers’ needs. A manufacturer of electrical components and electronic circuit boards, Unisource Assembly was founded in 1987. It also produces and provides support for several proprietary electronic products. Find out more at http://Unisource.4thepoint.com.

About Donnelly Development – Donnelly Development is a Twin Cities-based commercial real estate firm founded in 2007. The experienced team of professionals at Donnelly has effectively planned, managed and executed real estate transactions of all kinds and sizes both locally and nationally. Services include strategic planning, owner representation, tenant representation, project management, property management, and asset acquisition and disposition. Find out more at http://www.DonnellyDevelopment.net.

About Amery, Wisconsin – The city of Amery, Wisconsin lies nestled on an isthmus between the Apple River and the beautiful North Twin and South Twin Lakes in western Wisconsin. Located in the heart of the St. Croix Valley, Amery is the largest community in Polk County. You can find out more about the city, local industry and economic development at http://www.AmeryWisconsin.org.