Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch to visit Optimum Plastics
Chippewa County Business Retention Visit to Optimum Plastics
Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
Charlie Walker, President/CEO, Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation
June 5, 2015 – Noon- 1:45pm
Business Retention Visits are part of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) program. During these visits CCEDC staff, board members, elected officials, and other invited guests meet with local business leaders to learn more about the business, identify any needs/issues they may be experiencing, and to form relationships. These visits are confidential and used to gather information in an effort to gain a better understanding of Chippewa County business needs. This information provides the CCEDC team a snapshot of the strengths and weaknesses of the Chippewa County business environment, and allows CCEDC to set priorities for action that will help keep local businesses thriving and growing, thus strengthening the local economy.
Optimum Plastics, is a blown and cast plastics manufacturer which specializes customized mono-layer (all the way to 9-Layer) technology. Bloomer Plastics recently merged (October 2014) and changed their name to Optimum Plastics (March 2015). Bloomer Plastics was founded in 1971 and Optimum Plastics was established in 1996. Historically, both Bloomer Plastics and Optimum Plastics have experienced impressive long-term growth, expansion of their facilities, and increases in their workforce. Optimum Plastics now employs over 140 people at their locations in Bloomer, WI and Delaware, OH. Today, the new, combined company focuses on cast and blown film solutions with a core competency on product customization and innovation.
Noon-12:15pm Lt. Governor arrives at Optimum Plastics, 1710 N Industrial Drive, Bloomer, WI 54724
12:15-12:45pm Lunch with Optimum Plastics executive team, CCEDC, and Chippewa County Board Chair
12:45-1:15pm Optimum Plastics facility tour
1:15-1:45pm Lt. Governor address to Optimum Plastics employees, followed by a brief meet and greet
1:45pm Lt. Governor departs