Sterling company to build new $8.5M headquarters

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STERLING, Ill. (AP) - Wahl Clipper Corp. will use a state economic development incentive program to help build a new corporate headquarters in Sterling.

The Daily Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1kJUvjM) the company said Thursday that it would build an $8.5 million headquarters building on its campus in the northern Illinois city. Construction is to start this spring and finish before the end of the year.

Wahl employs nearly 900 people in Sterling. The company has promised the state that the expansion will create jobs and let it retain 114 workers at its corporate headquarters.

Wahl qualified for a state program aimed at keeping business in Illinois. State officials say Wahl was looking at a site in Iowa for the headquarters project.

Wahl also will receive other incentives totaling $1.6 million over the next decade.

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Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.saukvalley.com

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