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The City of New Richmond’s former WeTEC building was bought by Wisconsin Lighting earlier this year, and the company has begun its mandated remodel of the building’s exterior. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

Wisconsin Lighting fixing up old WeTEC building

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The building formerly known as the city-owned WeTEC building across West Third Street from Family Dollar is in the midst of a serious facelift.


Wisconsin Lighting, a former WeTEC tenant, purchased the building from the city earlier this year with the promise that the building employ 70 people by 2017 and that the company put at least $150,000 of improvements into the building’s exterior, not including the roof.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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