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(Milton, WI) Excerpts Courtesy of the Milton Courier and the Gazette

Following the recommendations of the Plan Commission, the Milton City Council approved Charter NEX Film’s conditional use permit for its 91,300 SF addition. This plant expansion, which is valued at $5 Million, involves increasing the existing footprint by 25,000-square-foot on the west side and a 66,000-square-foot on the east side . Once this expansion is completed, the company expects to add another 50+ full-time individuals to its payroll.

The conditional use permit was triggered by two factors: the number of required landscaping points and the overall size of the expansion.

Charter NEX Film’s Milton plant, which primarily makes plastic seals for food packaging applications – as well as other industrial and medical applications too, opened in 1998. This current expansion represents the second time the Milton plant has been expanded in less than two years.

“This project will be a tremendous expansion and investment in the Crossroads Industrial Park, which will result in additional tax base generation and employment levels for the city of Milton,” Hulick wrote in a memo to the plan commission.

Because of the company’s 2014 plant expansion, Charter NEX Films will have at least nine operational lines by July 2016. The week’s City Council action paves the way for another four lines and warehouse space, Plant manager Aaron LaPointe said.

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