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Kohler’s expansion plan includes 300 jobs

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) – The Kohler Co. expects to begin construction later this summer on expanding its generator manufacturing plant in the town of Mosel.

The company is also planning to add 300 jobs in Mosel, Kohler and Saukville over the next three years. Kohler spokeswoman Heidi Farmer said the company has experienced increased demand for its standby power generators.

Farmer said much of the demand is coming from residential and industrial customers in North America where more than 50 million homes and businesses have been affected by power outages since 2011.

Sheboygan Press Media says the 80,000-square-foot addition in Mosel is the first manufacturing expansion since the United Auto Workers Local 833 agreed to a new labor contract in 2010. Company officials said at the time the contract would allow Kohler to reinvest in local facilities.

Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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