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NTC Adds Vacuum Drying Kiln Here

Langlade County, already a hub of the forest products industry in the northwoods, has gained a new educational tool. Recently local business and regional business and educational leaders gathered at Northcentral Technical College’s Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo for the unveiling of a new VacuPress, a cutting-edge vacuum kiln drying technology.

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Elcho Dedicates Its Classy New School

The Elcho school addition has been in use since the start of the school year but that didn’t stop a substantial crowd for turning out for formal dedication ceremonies Saturday, March 9, 2019. Close to 100 people filled the school’s new theater, located just off the main entrance and commons area, and dozens took the tours of the new and remodeled areas including the fieldhouse, technical education, computer classrooms, child care and that spacious commons and fitness center.

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Elcho School Dedication Saturday

The Elcho School District will hold a dedication ceremony for its new building, approved by voters in a November 2016 referendum election, on Saturday. There will be a short program beginning at 10 a.m. in the new school theater followed by tours from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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Waukesha Bearings Plans Expansion

Waukesha Bearings in Antigo is planning a major expansion. The Antigo City Plan Commission has approved a preliminary site plan for Waukesha Bearings Corp. to expand its plant at 703 Amron Avenue, the heart of the northside industrial park.

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New Business Opportunities Lead ’18 News

The top Langlade County story of 2018 simmered quietly over most of the year, before exploding onto the scene over the last three months. The city of Antigo’s entrepreneurship grant program, which had funded successful – and not so successful – business programs since the middle of 2015, this year sparked an amazing array of business projects in the downtown core.

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Quinlan’s Updating Facilities in Antigo

A venerable Antigo business is updating its facilities in a very big way. Quinlan’s Equipment, closing in on its sixth decade, is in the midst of a major expansion project that will add floor space, personnel and services to its southside Antigo location. Crews from Thiex Construction of Birnamwood have enclosed the main building’s east…

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Seed Oat Processor Helps Potato Growers

What was once a quaint seed oat cleaning operation owned and operated by a lone potato farmer in Antigo, Wisconsin, has evolved to become a sizable rotational crop specialist for almost every potato farm in Langlade County. Schumitsch Seed Inc., situated on the southwest outskirts of Antigo, has survived through three generations and continues to…

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Luigi’s to Bring Its Italian Menu to Antigo in January

When the Refuge closed this summer, there were predictions the prime spot at the intersection of Highways 45 and 64 would not remain empty for long. And it didn’t, with Luigi’s signing the paperwork just a few weeks later. They are tentatively set to open in January.

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The Langlade County Notes Key Industry During Forest Products Week

Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed this Forest Products Week, a time to recognize the people who work in and care for forests, the businesses that create forest products and the many ways forest products contribute to our lives. Forest products are an economic driver in Langlade County and across the northwoods, and this is the week to celebrate them.

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