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Gov. Walker touts Kenall Manufacturing's move to Kenosha County

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)

KENOSHA, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says a new specialty lighting plant near Kenosha will benefit the entire state -- not just far southeast Wisconsin. 

The Republican Walker Thursday announced the relocation of Kenall Manufacturing from Gurnee Illinois to a site west of Kenosha near Interstate 94, about 17 miles north of the company's current plant.  

Kenall says it's been growing nicely over the last couple years, and it needs a larger plant to house around 400 workers. The firm plans to spend up to $30 million on a new Wisconsin plant and headquarters' facility. 

CEO Jim Hawkins expects ground to be broken by the end of this year.

Kenosha County taxpayers have ponied up $1 million to lure Kenall. State and other local incentive packages are pending. 

Hawkins says he's confident the final agreements will be reached. 

Kenall Manufacturing makes specialty lights for places like schools, hospitals, and prisons.