Gov. Jim Doyle was at TecStar Manufacturing Co. in Germantown, Wis., today to announce that the state was giving the company a $3.75 million low-interest loan, which it will use to buy injection molding machines for producing solar panels. TecStar, a subsidiary of MGS Manufacturing Group Inc., said it is adding machinery and workers in order to make components for local customer ZBB Energy Corp. in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Plastics Blog readers will recall that President Obama mentioned the project in a speech he made at ZBB in August. According to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Plugged In" business blog, the total cost of the project at TecStar is $15 million, and the facility will add 186 jobs -- it currently employs 170.
Wisconsin's TecStar ramps up for solar panels
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