Growing fast, a small Wisconsin manufacturer turns business away because of labor shortage

Brimming with business, a manufacturer near Manitowoc has turned away millions of dollars in sales because it can’t hire enough help.

Amerequip Corp., in Kiel, makes equipment used in landscaping, construction, agriculture and other industries.

The company, which has about 360 employees, has nearly tripled its annual revenue since 2012 to about $90 million this year.

“Our goal for 2019 is $105 million. … We’re well on our way,” said president and CEO Mike VanderZanden...

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Ken Notes: I am not crazy, we can do better... I promise that there are Manitowoc High School graduates who are taking minimum wage jobs right now who could be making $15 to $20 per hour...



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