The Snap-On tool company of Kenosha, Wisconsin broke ground for a 12-million dollar expansion of its plant in Algona today. Company officials and state and local dignitaries braved rainy, windy weather to break ground for the expansion that will add 51-thousand square feet and 51 more jobs to the plant that employs 300 people.
Company president Tom Ward says the new warehouse will allow the company to stay competitive. The state Economic Development Department provided the company with two-point-eight million dollar loan to help with the expansion, and the city of Algona chipped in half a million dollars. The company has had an Algona location for 51 years.