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Fiskars to Bring 276 Jobs to Middleton

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office of THE CITY administratOR & Director of Community Development

 

                city of middleton                        ph 608.821-8358               

                7426 Hubbard Avenue               e-mail: mdavis@ci.middleton.wi.us

                 Middleton, WI  53562-3118       WEB:  www.CityofMiddleton.us

 



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Middleton, Wisconsin– (May 7, 2015) Fiskars, a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors, has submitted a proposal to move its Americas’ corporate headquarters to Middleton in a new building scheduled for opening in fall 2016 at the corner of Discovery Drive and Deming Way.  The new headquarters would support the company’s growing business and associated workforce. Fiskars is planning to combine its Madison, WI, and Peoria, IL, offices together into the new facility.



Mayor Kurt Sonnentag is ready to roll out the red carpet for Fiskars in Middleton:  “We are enthused that Fiskars has chosen to stay in the Madison area, having selected Middleton to be its headquarters in the Americas.  Fiskars has had a longstanding commitment to this area, and we are pleased to have found the means to keep them thriving in our community.  My understanding is that Fiskars will bring about 276 employees and a very strong pay and benefit plan to Middleton from both the east side of Madison and Peoria, Illinois.  On behalf of the Middleton community, I welcome Fiskars and its employees in their initiative to create a world class and innovative research and development presence here.  I’m confident the Good Neighbor City will embrace Fiskars’ employees with our well-rounded community amenities for work/life balance”. 



With the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in the amount of $3.15 million, the City is will be providing assistance that will facilitate the development of the site chosen by Fiskars at the corner of Deming way and Discovery Drive in Middleton.  Fiskars’ selected site has challenges from poor soils, and the proposed developer-financed assistance will enable a level playing field for development at the site.  It will also assist in the building of a parking ramp and greater and more sustainable development of the site at higher development density.  The developer is John K. Livesey. 



Fiskars has had operations in Wisconsin since 1977 and in Dane County since 1989. Over the past 25 years, Fiskars has developed strong ties to the Dane County community through its employee base and philanthropic partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County and United Way of Dane County. The new building will allow Fiskars to continue to grow its roots in Dane County in a new space that reflects the company’s heritage and dedication to consumer-inspired innovation.



Fiskars Americas is part of the 365-year-old Fiskars Corporation based in Helsinki, Finland which has developed a strong reputation for quality and design worldwide.





ABOUT FISKARS: Fiskars Corporation is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The world famous orange-handled scissors are a registered trademark of Fiskars Corporation. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including Fiskars (the World’s #1 Scissors Brand), Iittala and Gerber.  Additionally the Fiskars Americas portfolio includes Gingher, American Designer Pottery and watering brands Nelson and Gilmour. Founded in 1649, Fiskars has 365 years of product quality excellence and is Finland’s oldest company. Please visit www.fiskars.com and www.facebook.com/fiskars.

 

office of THE CITY administratOR & Director of Community Development

 

                city of middleton                        ph 608.821-8358               

                7426 Hubbard Avenue               e-mail: mdavis@ci.middleton.wi.us

                 Middleton, WI  53562-3118       WEB:  www.CityofMiddleton.us

 



News Release



Middleton, Wisconsin– (May 7, 2015) Fiskars, a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors, has submitted a proposal to move its Americas’ corporate headquarters to Middleton in a new building scheduled for opening in fall 2016 at the corner of Discovery Drive and Deming Way.  The new headquarters would support the company’s growing business and associated workforce. Fiskars is planning to combine its Madison, WI, and Peoria, IL, offices together into the new facility.



Mayor Kurt Sonnentag is ready to roll out the red carpet for Fiskars in Middleton:  “We are enthused that Fiskars has chosen to stay in the Madison area, having selected Middleton to be its headquarters in the Americas.  Fiskars has had a longstanding commitment to this area, and we are pleased to have found the means to keep them thriving in our community.  My understanding is that Fiskars will bring about 276 employees and a very strong pay and benefit plan to Middleton from both the east side of Madison and Peoria, Illinois.  On behalf of the Middleton community, I welcome Fiskars and its employees in their initiative to create a world class and innovative research and development presence here.  I’m confident the Good Neighbor City will embrace Fiskars’ employees with our well-rounded community amenities for work/life balance”. 



With the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in the amount of $3.15 million, the City is will be providing assistance that will facilitate the development of the site chosen by Fiskars at the corner of Deming way and Discovery Drive in Middleton.  Fiskars’ selected site has challenges from poor soils, and the proposed developer-financed assistance will enable a level playing field for development at the site.  It will also assist in the building of a parking ramp and greater and more sustainable development of the site at higher development density.  The developer is John K. Livesey. 



Fiskars has had operations in Wisconsin since 1977 and in Dane County since 1989. Over the past 25 years, Fiskars has developed strong ties to the Dane County community through its employee base and philanthropic partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County and United Way of Dane County. The new building will allow Fiskars to continue to grow its roots in Dane County in a new space that reflects the company’s heritage and dedication to consumer-inspired innovation.



Fiskars Americas is part of the 365-year-old Fiskars Corporation based in Helsinki, Finland which has developed a strong reputation for quality and design worldwide.





ABOUT FISKARS: Fiskars Corporation is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The world famous orange-handled scissors are a registered trademark of Fiskars Corporation. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including Fiskars (the World’s #1 Scissors Brand), Iittala and Gerber.  Additionally the Fiskars Americas portfolio includes Gingher, American Designer Pottery and watering brands Nelson and Gilmour. Founded in 1649, Fiskars has 365 years of product quality excellence and is Finland’s oldest company. Please visit www.fiskars.com and www.facebook.com/fiskars.



 

 

 

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OFFICE OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR & DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

CITY OF MIDDLETON PH 608.821-8358
7426 HUBBARD AVENUE E-MAIL: mdavis@ci.middleton.wi.us
MIDDLETON, WI 53562-3118 WEB: www.CityofMiddleton.us


News Release

Middleton, Wisconsin– (May 7, 2015) Fiskars, a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors, has submitted a proposal to move its Americas’ corporate headquarters to Middleton in a new building scheduled for opening in fall 2016 at the corner of Discovery Drive and Deming Way. The new headquarters would support the company’s growing business and associated workforce. Fiskars is planning to combine its Madison, WI, and Peoria, IL, offices together into the new facility.

Mayor Kurt Sonnentag is ready to roll out the red carpet for Fiskars in Middleton: “We are enthused that Fiskars has chosen to stay in the Madison area, having selected Middleton to be its headquarters in the Americas. Fiskars has had a longstanding commitment to this area, and we are pleased to have found the means to keep them thriving in our community. My understanding is that Fiskars will bring about 276 employees and a very strong pay and benefit plan to Middleton from both the east side of Madison and Peoria, Illinois. On behalf of the Middleton community, I welcome Fiskars and its employees in their initiative to create a world class and innovative research and development presence here. I’m confident the Good Neighbor City will embrace Fiskars’ employees with our well-rounded community amenities for work/life balance”.

With the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in the amount of $3.15 million, the City is will be providing assistance that will facilitate the development of the site chosen by Fiskars at the corner of Deming way and Discovery Drive in Middleton. Fiskars’ selected site has challenges from poor soils, and the proposed developer-financed assistance will enable a level playing field for development at the site. It will also assist in the building of a parking ramp and greater and more sustainable development of the site at higher development density. The developer is John K. Livesey.

Fiskars has had operations in Wisconsin since 1977 and in Dane County since 1989. Over the past 25 years, Fiskars has developed strong ties to the Dane County community through its employee base and philanthropic partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County and United Way of Dane County. The new building will allow Fiskars to continue to grow its roots in Dane County in a new space that reflects the company’s heritage and dedication to consumer-inspired innovation.

Fiskars Americas is part of the 365-year-old Fiskars Corporation based in Helsinki, Finland which has developed a strong reputation for quality and design worldwide.


ABOUT FISKARS: Fiskars Corporation is a leading global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden and outdoors. The world famous orange-handled scissors are a registered trademark of Fiskars Corporation. The group has a strong portfolio of trusted international brands including Fiskars (the World’s #1 Scissors Brand), Iittala and Gerber. Additionally the Fiskars Americas portfolio includes Gingher, American Designer Pottery and watering brands Nelson and Gilmour. Founded in 1649, Fiskars has 365 years of product quality excellence and is Finland’s oldest company. Please visit www.fiskars.com and www.facebook.com/fiskars.

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