I caught this article in the local paper over the weekend, and thought
I'd pass it along. It sounds like Tom's business is doing well, and
he's moving to a new shop. I wonder who gets to help move the
Woodwork firm first tenant at Hortonville industrial park
Village official says more companies likely to choose site
By Linda Dums
Post-Crescent staff writer
HORTONVILLE A company that specializes in high-end architectural
woodwork will be the first tenant in the Hortonville Business and
Industrial Park II, located on Outagamie County TT.
LeadingEdge Contractors, Inc., which has spent five years on State 76
west of Neenah, is planning to build an 8,000-square-foot facility on
two acres in the park, which opened earlier this year.
"It's a nice site," said owner Tom Plamann, who chose the location
because it is close to his Greenville home. "I like the country out
Now that a company has signed on for the 96-acre park, Village
Administrator J. E. Mitchell expects more will come. The village's
first industrial park, across the street from Park II, is nearly full
with 16 tenants on 45 acres, he added.
"I think we're starting off really well with a good, solid anchoring
firm," Mitchell said. "People will start seeing it as an industrial
park and not a farm."
LeadingEdge builds and ships woodwork such as stairways and beam work
for high-end homes. Plamann hopes to expand his workforce of five
full-time employees and one part-time employee to 10.
The site plan for the company is slated to appear before the Oct. 12
Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. It then would go before the
village board in November. Plamann hopes to start work soon on the
facility and open by the beginning of the year.
John Helgren, president of the Hortonville Chamber of Commerce, also
sees great things coming to the new industrial park.
"We're looking forward to it filling rapidly and having
(LeadingEdge's) people and their employees part of our community," he