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New warehouse expected to create 30 to 40 jobs in the Chipppewa Valley

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – A newly approved warehouse in Chippewa Falls is expected to bring dozens of jobs to the area.

This week, city and county officials agreed to sell nearly 15 acres of land to DHL Supply Chain for $518,000.

DHLl’s senior director  Kelli Saunders says they will develop and construct the $6.5 million facility, then sell it to Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who will then operate out of the 124,000 square-foot building.

It will be located in the Lake Wissota Business Park near the Fleet Farm Distribution Center.

Chippewa Falls Mayor Greg Hoffman says the company plans employ 30 to 40 workers with starting wages expected to be $17.50 an hour.

“Any time we can bring in good paying jobs, it benefits everyone,” said Hoffman. “My goal is to have the Chippewa Valley be successful. I want people to be able to live where they want to live, have nice homes, take care of their families.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in September, and Hoffman says it should be done in summer 2020.

He says since there’s been so much interest in the Lake Wissota Business Park, the city is looking into other locations for more industrial parks.

Katrina Lim

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