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Nine Wisconsin companies get energy efficiency grants

MADISON, Wis.—Gov. Jim Doyle announced on Thursday that nine industrial companies in Wisconsin will receive more than $14.5 million in energy grants to help the firms improve their energy efficiency.

Briggs and Stratton, Didion Milling, Domtar Paper, Kohler, NewPage, Quad/Graphics, Thilmany Paper, and Wausau Paper Specialty Products of Mosinee and Rhinelander will each receive between $500,000 and $5.5 million to help the companies complete energy-efficiency improvements at their operations.

The funding was provided from the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The energy efficiency funding is expected to create and retain more than 400 jobs while saving enough energy to power 15,000 Wisconsin homes for a year.

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