September 29, 2023

Illinois-based producer of flooring gear will transfer its HQ to Genoa Metropolis

Powernail’s present Illinois facility. Picture courtesy of Powernail.

Lake Zurich, Illinois-based producer Powernail Firm will transfer its headquarters and manufacturing operations to Genoa Metropolis in Walworth County, a transfer that can create 39 full-time jobs inside three years.

Powernail Firm manufactures flooring gear together with pneumatic nailers (a kind of nail gun) and flooring cleats which might be used to put in hardwood flooring. The corporate was based in Chicago in 1947. It moved to Lake Zurich in 2005.

Powernail Firm has already began development on its new, 40,000-square-foot headquarters which can be positioned on 4.5 acres of land alongside Williams Highway, south of Twin Lakes Highway. The venture is predicted to value $5.7 million.

“Wisconsin is the right location for Powernail,” mentioned David Anstett, president of the corporate. “There’s a lengthy historical past of producing and a deep expertise base to help our long-term objectives. We’re thrilled to be rising our firm in a production-friendly state like Wisconsin.”

The Wisconsin Financial Growth Corp. is supporting the venture by authorizing as much as $400,000 in state revenue tax credit over the subsequent three years. The precise quantity of tax credit Powernail will obtain is contingent on the variety of jobs created and the capital invested within the venture.

The Village of Genoa Metropolis can also be supporting the venture via its Enterprise Tax Incentive Program, which features a four-year tiered reimbursement to Powernail for the village portion of actual property taxes. The Walworth County Financial Growth Alliance and Milwaukee 7 labored to assist entice Powernail to Wisconsin.

“Walworth County is proud to welcome a nationally recognized firm like Powernail. Regardless of its popularity for being a tourism powerhouse, Walworth County additionally has a robust base of producing, using 9,000 staff on this sector,” mentioned Derek D’Auria, WCEDA government director.

Powernail Firm was based by Carl and Ed Anstett, two brothers and inventors. David Anstett represents the second technology of household management.