Release Date: July 31, 2009

Area companies gain Green Tier entry

Nine companies in the New North region were recognized by the state Department of Natural Resources for environmental innovation with entry into the Green Tier Program. Green Tier companies enjoy incentives, such as less frequent inspections, not available to other companies. MEGTEC Systems of De Pere was the first company to receive Tier 2 status and is one of only two in the state. The others receiving Tier 1 status were: Boldt Co. of Appleton, Casaloma Development Corp. of Appleton, Genmar Yacht Group of Pulaski, Holsum Dairies of Hilbert, Kimberly-Clark Corp. of Neenah, Professional Plating Inc. of Brillion, Ripon Printers of Ripon and Winsert Inc. of Marinette. The New North region consists of 18 northern and Northeastern Wisconsin counties.