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French Company to Expand Portage Facility

Saint-Gobain Corp., a world leader in the habitat and construction markets, announced it will expand its medical device manufacturing facility in Portage, Wisconsin, after considering other international options.

“Our Portage plant has a long history of profitable growth. This, combined with the quality of our people and products, the fact that it has one of the best safety records in Saint-Gobain Corp., and the support of the state and local government made the expansion decision easy,” said Marco Corrales, vice president of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ Fluid Systems Division.

To support the expansion project, WEDC will provide the company with up to $700,000 in performance-based refundable credits over three years, with the total amount of credits contingent upon the creation of a set number of jobs and a set amount of capital investment made by the company.

“Saint-Gobain is one of the many global companies that appreciates the value of establishing and growing operations in Wisconsin,” said Reed Hall, secretary and CEO of WEDC. “WEDC is pleased to be able to play a key role in ensuring the company’s continued contributions to Wisconsin’s strong and growing bioscience sector.”

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