Governor Walker says if they miss Kimberly-Clark’s deadline on a tax incentives package, he won’t give up on trying to keep the Cold Spring plant in Fox Crossing open.
The company is calling on lawmakers to vote by September 30.
About 500 people work at the plant. The incentives would be worth about $100 million.
Walker is asking Kimberly-Clark to hold off on a decision, until after the November election. He says he’s also talked with union leadership, and he hopes to come to a positive resolution by the end of the month. He says he’s going to do as much as he can, no matter the deadline, to preserve those jobs.
Walker says if the plant closes, the move would also impact about 200 companies that sell supplies to Kimberly-Clark.