Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Governor Walker Announces Support for Freedom Graphic Systems

Below is a press release from the State of Wisconsin about Freedom Graphic Systems (http://commerce.wi.gov/wedc/News-070.html).

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2011
David Volz, 608-266-2125, David.Volz@wisconsin.gov

MADISON - Governor Scott Walker announced today that Freedom Graphic Systems, Milton, Rock County, is eligible for up to $138,000 in economic development tax credits allocated by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for plans upgrade equipment at its facility. The project is expected to create 13 new jobs in addition to the retention of 181 current positions.

"I'm pleased we were able to assist Freedom with this exciting project," said Governor Walker. "The company's investment will increase its efficiency and competitiveness, which translates into economic growth and job creation."

"We are pleased that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has agreed to support Freedom in our investment in a new generation of equipment," said company owner and CEO Marty Liebert. "This exciting new digital press technology will open Freedom to new markets and broaden existing sales channels. It is an investment in our future and a signal to our customers and employees that we intend to prosper for another 25 years and beyond."

Freedom Graphic Systems is one of the nation's largest independent direct mail companies. The company provides direct mail printing, personalization, mailing, logistics and multi-channel direct marketing solutions. Freedom will invest over $5 million to acquire a digital printing press and other equipment that will expedite its operations. 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Freedom has been based in Milton since its founding, and has grown into one of the community's largest employers.