Janesville-based Freedom Plastics Inc. plans to open an employee training center and expand its Janesville plant by 20,000 square feet, and it is trying to take advantage of an available tax break by the city.
Freedom makes PVC pipe and fittings, with manufacturing plants in Fort Pierce, Fla., and Preston, Idaho, in addition to the Wisconsin facility. The company employs about 270.
Jeff Vosters, vice president of operations, declined to comment for this story, pending approval by Janesville city officials on the tax increment financing proposal, which is still in the planning stage.
Doug Venable, Janesville's economic development director, said Freedom and the city have yet to negotiate specific development plans, but the city might provide a $50,000 grant to help the company get its expansion plans off the ground.