Illinois exhibit company moving to Pleasant Prairie

Pleasant Prairie village President John Steinbrink at the press conference. /Submitted photo

UPDATE 5:04 p.m. — Additional info and photo added.

Catalyst Exhibits, Inc., will receive a $500,000 loan from the Community Development Block Grant–Economic Development (CDBG-ED) program of the Department of Commerce to relocate its operation from Illinois to Pleasant Prairie, Gov. Scott Walker announced today.

The governor attended an announcement of the move today in Pleasant Prairie.

The Kenosha Area Business Alliance has also committed financing for this project in the form of a $1.25 million low interest loan that will fund necessary building renovations.

Catalyst will be relocating to the LakeView III building in Pleasant Prairie’s LakeView Corporate Park, 7809 100th St., from its current location in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

“We are pleased to welcome new business to Pleasant Prairie,” said John Steinbrink Sr., village president. “Catalyst will fill a vacant building in LakeView Corporate Park. The investment in LakeView’s design and infrastructure has given the corporate park an enduring quality. LakeView has proven to be a great asset over the past 20-plus years.”

During the announcement, state officials explained that Catalyst would move approximately 88 jobs to Wisconsin. Most Catalyst employees will make the move with the company, and roughly 25 new positions will be added.

Catalyst Exhibits is a full service exhibit management company started in the late 1990s.

KABA tweeted this pic of the proceedings.

More info here.

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