Cintas expanding, adding new jobs in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, Wis. (WBAY-TV) More jobs are on the way to the Fox Valley.

Uniform manufacturer Cintas is building a brand new laundry and maintenance facility in Greenville.

140 employees in total will work at the new facility.

60 of them new and 80 of them coming from the current Cintas facility in Greenville.

"It's obviously good news," said Dave Tebo, Greenville Town Administrator.

It comes as good news after April, when 380 JanSport workers in Greenville learned they were getting laid off.

Tebo says it's also the kick start to Greenville’s 250 acre new tax incremental financing district or TIF.

A TIF is a tool to attract additional businesses by using the tax revenue to fund investment on private development like this one.

"We're getting an $18 million dollar investment. It's going to anchor the future of that TIF from our perspective," said Tebo.

The Bay Area Workforce Development Board says this is another sign of a strong economy in the Fox Valley and northeast Wisconsin.

But says many jobs aren't being filled.

Director Jim Golembeski says baby boomers are retiring, the generation entering workforce isn't trained with the right skillset, and enough isn't being done to attract workers to our area.

"A wonderful place to live and we don't say that well enough to draw young people here, we're a technology center our manufacturing/technology is second to none," said Golembeski.

Cintas hopes to have the facility completed by next July.