Meet ABECS Global

ABECS GLOBAL When ABECS Global was founded in 2016 by Ms. Jane Eagen, they never thought they'd be looking for a new location within a few short years. At that time, the company focused mainly on farm animals, providing health nutritional supplements. Dr. Vijay Sasi, a veterinarian, took over the company as President and CEO in January 2018 and has extended the product line to include products for both food and companion animals. The business boomed, Dr. Sasi knew he needed help in finding the right location to grow his business. He was recommended to turn to the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation and their professional staff. ABECS is an acronym for multiple species, including Avian, Aquatics, Bovine, Equine, Exotics, Canine, Caprine, Cats, Swine, and Sheep. This represents the multitude of products it [...]

Meet ABECS Global2019-08-28T16:59:30-05:00

A1 Excavating

A1 Excavating A-1 Excavating was started in the mid-1970s by Archie Pecha and a business partner. His sons, Terry and Todd Pecha began working for the company in the mid-1980s. As an example of growth within the organization, the company had 12 employees in 1982 and has about 200 employees today. Even with the continuous growth of the company, it remains a family-owned and Bloomer-based business to this day. The construction company focuses in a variety of municipal work, including water mains, sanitary sewers, and storm sewer pipework and structures. While the company is based in Chippewa County, work spans throughout the state of Wisconsin and into Eastern Minnesota. Currently, A-1 Excavating has crew members working on the Foxconn project in the southern part of the state. A-1 Excavating is a union company [...]

A1 Excavating2019-08-28T16:59:19-05:00

2019 Economic Development Partner of the Year – CESA 10

CCEDC was proud to recognize the tremendous efforts of CESA at their 2019 Annual Meeting with the Economic Development Partner Business of the Year Award, in recognition of their record number of 406 students participating in Youth Apprenticeship this year. Chippewa Valley Youth Apprenticeship Consortium The Chippewa Valley Youth Apprenticeship Consortium is a partnership among area employers, high schools, and the Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA 10). The program is coordinated and supervised by school district staff members so that there is a strong connection between classroom learning and the work experience. Gwen Skoyen is the Director of College and Career Readiness with CESA 10. “The goal of CESA is to work with local families, businesses, and communities. We assist school districts to prepare graduates to be college, career, and citizenship-ready and fully [...]

2019 Economic Development Partner of the Year – CESA 102019-08-28T16:58:36-05:00

2019 Entrepreneur of the Year – ABECS GLOBAL

ABECS Global LLC, a Stanley-based animal health and nutrition company, was named Chippewa County Entrepreneur of the Year by the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation at its 2019 Annual Meeting for growing its business into a national and international source for custom products. ABECS Global, located in the Stanley Industrial Park, was founded in 2016 by Ms. Jane Eagen. At that time, the company focused mainly on farm animals, providing health nutritional supplements. Dr. Vijay Sasi, a veterinarian, took over the company as President and CEO in January 2018 and has extended the product line to include products for both food and companion animals. In fact, ABECS is an acronym for multiple species, including Avian, Aquatics, Bovine, Equine, Exotics, Canine, Caprine, Cats, Swine, and Sheep. This represents the multitude of products it manufactures. [...]

2019 Entrepreneur of the Year – ABECS GLOBAL2019-08-28T16:58:24-05:00

Barron County Cheese

Working constructively and collaboratively with federal, state, regional, and university stakeholders, the CCEDC is charged with developing a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strategy for Chippewa County that focuses on expanding our local trading relationships, promoting expansion projects, and assisting with identifying potential supply chain relationships. In 2018, in an effort to accelerate exports for Chippewa Valley companies and to expand growth industry clusters in the area, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation collaborated to provide a $75,000 grant to CCEDC. “By receiving the exporting grant through UW-Oshkosh, CCEDC was able to utilize consultants, programs, and attend events to help local companies like [Barron County Cheese] Gene’s to get the programs and resources they need to diversify their sales portfolio.” says Charlie Walker, President and CEO of CCEDC. CCEDC [...]

Barron County Cheese2019-08-28T16:57:57-05:00

Xcel Energy Certifies Lake Wissota Business Park

Local and Mid-West Companies that are searching for a location that has all the resources that they will need — and where they can break ground right away are looking to Lake Wissota Business Park (LWBP) in Chippewa County, Wisconsin. With over 75 acres LWBP has just earned Certified Shovel Ready Designation from Xcel Energy. Working with the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, Xcel Energy’ accepted LWBP into their certified Site Program which increases speed to market and offers customers access to Xcel Energy’s nation-leading renewable energy portfolio for companies to grow their business in Chippewa County. Xcel Energy Certified Shovel-ready sites gives LWBP and Chippewa County a competitive edge in attracting business startups, expansions or relocations because the most time-consuming technical and regulatory aspects of development project are already complete and third [...]

Xcel Energy Certifies Lake Wissota Business Park2019-08-28T16:57:40-05:00

Nordson EDI Ground Breaking

At a ceremony on November 1, 2018, Nordson Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking for a new world headquarters for its EDI® and Premier™ extrusion and coating product line. The investment will ensure continued growth for an enterprise that has been a leader in the local manufacturing economy since its founding in 1971. The 145,000 sq.ft. facility will be located in the Lake Wissota Business Park and will integrate operations currently located at three separate sites in Chippewa Falls: the current EDI headquarters and extrusion die manufacturing facility on Kurth Road; a plant for Premier dies and aftermarket service on Olson Drive; and a technology center for research and development (R&D) and laboratory trials on Lowater Road. Relocation of these operations to the new facility will begin in the summer of 2019 and be complete [...]

Nordson EDI Ground Breaking2019-08-28T16:57:01-05:00

Drylock Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

CCEDC assisted Drylock with their ribbon cutting ceremony that brought together a hundred and fifty community leaders, and employees of Drylock Technologies (a dynamic family-owned Belgian-based group) to celebrate Drylock’s expansion of its Eau Claire, Wisconsin office building and advanced adult incontinence production facility. In 2017, the Belgium company expanded its operations into the United States with the acquisition of Presto Absorbant Products. Drylock Technologies invested 30 million dollars in capital investments to expand its production capabilities and a new headquarters building for its USA operations. Drylock Technologies (drylocktechnologies.com) is a business headquartered in Zele (Belgium), owned by the Van Malderen family and operated by a management team with extensive experience and proven capability in the absorbent hygiene industry. The company now employs 2600 worldwide. Founder and CEO of Drylock Technologies, Mr. Bart [...]

Drylock Ribbon Cutting Ceremony2019-08-28T16:56:45-05:00