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Grant helping Organic Valley add and retain jobs

Published On: Oct 24 2013 11:02:34 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2013 11:50:25 PM CDT
Gov. Walker stops by Cashton



Wisconsin's Governor joined in Thursday on one community's celebration of a big grant.

The Department of Transportation awarded Cashton a $1.4 million grant for road improvements. Specifically, it's helping traffic flow for the hundreds of trucks and cars that visit Organic Valley's distribution plant everyday.

On top of that, it's allowing the company to create 200 new jobs. "Particularly in a rural area, like we have here around the town of Cashton, it's incredibly important anywhere around the state, but particularly in our rural areas to make sure there's more job opportunities," said Governor Scott Walker.

The grant will also help Organic Valley retain 138 jobs.