(Waupun) Progress is being made on the first phase of a $100-million-dollar development project in Waupun. The city’s common council in June approved the United Cooperative feed production and soybean processing facility to be constructed in their southside industrial park.
Once completed, the new facility is expected to employ 50 full-time workers with a payroll of $3-million-dollars annually. Waupun Mayor Rohn Bishop says the first building, a $44-million-dollar structure, can be plainly seen from anywhere around the city.
Phase One is the feed production operation while Phase Two is grain storage. Phase Three is a non-chemical soybean processing facility. Bishop adds that City Administrator Kathy Schlieve put in some hard work over the years attracting what will be the biggest economic development project Waupun has ever had.