Village of Baldwin receives TEA grant for road project to support Nolato Contour expansion

Project supports the creation of 62 new jobs

Release date: June 17, 2019

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson today presented the Village of Baldwin with a grant totaling $106,788 from the Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) program of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The funds will be used for the reconstruction of Vandeberg Street which will improve access to the Nolato Contour facility. The company produces pharmaceutical packaging, medical containers and supplies, and other components for industrial, laboratory and medical settings across the nation, and is one of the village’s largest employers. 

“The TEA program investment in this infrastructure project directly benefits the village, as well as the region,” said Governor Tony Evers. “This project is an excellent example of transportation supporting economic development.”

Nolato Contour recently completed an addition of 27,000 square feet to its facility. The expansion includes two 5,000-square-foot cleanrooms, plus additional space for material handling and storage. Nolato will be adding 62 new full-time positions to its current 160 full-time employee workforce.

The total cost for the reconstruction of Vandeberg Street from 4th Avenue to 8th Avenue is expected to be $213,576. The remainder of the project funding is being provided by the Village of Baldwin. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2019.

In addition to the TEA grant, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has authorized the company to receive up to $250,000 in state income tax credits over the next three years. The actual amount of tax credits Nolato will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created and the amount of capital investment during that period.

The TEA Program
The TEA program provides financial assistance to help communities with road, rail, harbor or airport improvements to attract employers to Wisconsin, or encourage a state employer to expand in the state. The program will reimburse up to 50 percent of the eligible cost of the transportation improvement.

A municipal or county unit of government must sponsor a TEA application. The project must have the local government’s endorsement, and it must benefit the public.

To date, Wisconsin’s TEA program has invested more than $111 million in 213 communities, benefiting over 370 Wisconsin businesses, and creating or retaining more than 46,500 jobs around the state. Each state fiscal year, the TEA program has $3.4 million available for transportation improvement projects.

For a complete listing of TEA grants and project details, visit: wisconsindot.gov/TEA

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581, opa.exec@dot.wi.gov