Two Greendale companies hoping to become supplier for new Foxconn plant
GREENDALE Wis. (CBS 58) -- Greendale companies Anderson Laboratories and Kinetic both applied to supply Foxconn.
"We are pretty busy right now. The economy has really helped us so certainly more business we would be grateful for," said Dan Peot with Anderson Laboratories.
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch toured two facilities in Greendale on Monday to better understand what they have to offer Foxconn.
"We are excited for companies like Kinetic because we like to see our homegrown companies do very well," Lt. Gov Kleefisch said.
Foxconn has promised to bring 13,000 jobs to the area and Kleefisch says about 25,000 additional jobs will need to be filled by suppliers. With all these new jobs, Kinetic president Jared Masters is concerned.
"We have probably 5-10 open positions. We have had ads out for weeks and we talked to other companies in the area and they're all in the same position," said Jared Masters, Kinetic President.
Kleefisch says they're currently working with Wisconsin companies for recruitment and have plans for the future.
"The concern everyone has is how do we find enough people right away. Well, we need to plan and one of the ways to plan is to get more young people in internships," said Lt. Gov Kleefisch.
In hopes that Foxconn will bring growth to companies all over Wisconsin.
There are exactly 284 companies that applied to be a supplier including manufacturing, chemical, paper, and packing companies.