Toro to expand Wisconsin facility

MADISON, Wis. — The Toro Company is expanding its Tomah, Wis., facility, a move that should create 35 new jobs, state officials said.

“Companies have a choice when they are looking to expand, and we’re pleased The Toro Company has chosen to make this investment right here in Wisconsin,” Gov. Scott Walker said.

Founded in 1914, The Toro Company manufactures turf maintenance, snow and ice management, landscape, rental and specialty construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is supporting the project by authorizing up to $350,000 in state income tax credits over the next four years. The actual amount of tax credits Toro will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created and the amount of capital investment during that period.

The company’s expansion includes the construction of a 180,000-square-foot facility and purchasing a new paint system that will allow Toro to increase production capacity of existing commercial equipment lines. The Tomah facility manufactures commercial equipment that serves golf courses, sports field and grounds and other landscape industries.