City of Columbus: Announces new Gateway Business Park

City of Columbus
News Release
December 19, 2012

Steve Sobiek, Economic Development/Energy Sustainability Director 920.623.5900

The City of Columbus announced today that it has executed the necessary steps to facilitate the development of the city’s new Gateway Business Park, near the southern interchange of Highways 151 and 73.

The first facility slated to be built in the business park is a new flagship manufacturing facility for Enerpac. Construction of that facility is expected to begin in early 2013 with completion by the end of the year. Enerpac, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is the recognized global leader in high-force hydraulic tools and equipment used in industrial markets.

“Enerpac thanks the City of Columbus, and their team effort by City Administration and the City Council, for their proactive and aggressive pro-business efforts and assistance that helped lay the groundwork for the facility,” said Ken Bockhorst, Enerpac Global Operations Leader.

“The City of Columbus thanks Enerpac for keeping jobs in Columbus and for their many contributions to our city and region’s economic growth”, said Columbus Mayor Bob Link. Link presented Enerpac with the Columbus Business of the Year Award at the December 18 Columbus City Council meeting.

“Enerpac truly represents manufacturing excellence and business success in a world-wide market and in a very challenging global economy. We applaud Enerpac’s impressive growth and many contributions to Wisconsin and Columbus economic development”, stated Boyd Kraemer, Columbus City Administrator.

“The City of Columbus thanks State Senator Scott Fitzgerald and his staff, and Curt and Linda Hansen of Olena Investments for their assistance in making this new business park and the Enerpac expansion possible”, stated Steve Sobiek, the City’s economic development director