Lakeshore Pallet sold to local entrepreneurs
Plans to continue growth of Howards Grove manufacturer
Howards Grove, WI – March 5, 2018 – A Sheboygan County pallet manufacturer with local roots dating back to the 1800’s has new owners, and they have a long time connection to the company.
Mike and Kay Hannes of Plymouth today completed purchase of a company for which Mike has served as Production Manager for the past 13 years. The company was previously owned by Mark and Beverly Bender.
“Having served as Lakeshore Pallet’s Production Manager I know first-hand the commitment to high-quality products and superior customer service. It will be my pleasure to continue that tradition for our valued customer base.”
Lakeshore Pallet is a full-service wooden pallet manufacturing and recycling company, specializing in heat-treated pallets that meet ISPM compliance. The products are manufactured in Sheboygan County from 100% American-sourced components. The business plan is to continue steady growth and increasing local employment.
Senior financing for the company was provided by Bank First of Sheboygan along with a loan through the Sheboygan County revolving loan fund. Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) worked with the Hannes’ to help complete the application process. Business plan development was complete by collaboration with SCEDC and the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay. “Lakeshore Pallet provides much-needed resources so that our companies can distribute their products to the world,” noted SCEDC’s Business Development Manager Jim Schuessler. “It is a pleasure working with Mike and Kay so that employment can continue to grow in Howards Grove.”
To schedule an appointment with the SBDC or to find out what SCEDC’s entrepreneurial services team can do to assist business development, contact Jim Schuessler, SCEDC Business Development Specialist at (920) 452-2350.
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