Source: Aacer Flooring

PESHTIGO, WI. - June 21st 2012, Aacer Flooring Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kevin Barker announced today Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited Aacer Flooring manufacturing facility in Peshtigo, Wis.

"We are so honored today to have Governor Scott Walker and his staff come and visit us here in Peshtigo, Wisconsin. The Governors visit marks a huge milestone for us at Aacer. Over the last two years we have had to rebuild our company in one of the most challenging global economies we have ever seen. We understand Governor Walker's reforms are have been squarely designed to help people and businesses whom are the ones responsible for creating jobs. It is this type of leadership that allows companies like ours to have confidence, grow, prosper and help families in the state of Wisconsin have a more secure future." Barker went on to say, "During his tenure we have been able to reinvest into the business through the hiring of more people and investment in capital projects making us more competitive in the global market."

Aacer flooring has recently increased its work force by 20% and many of the capital projects have had a direct impact helping Aacer become more competitive in the market place. Governor Scott Walker was able to spend time speaking to the employees and distinguished guests that included customers, business partners, State Representatives and the Peshtigo Mayor.

Governor Walker said "…Government doesn't create jobs. We either create an environment that's better or worse, positive or negative, and we're trying to make it more positive for companies like yours, not only because you do business here, but you do business around the globe. And if we do that, it'll produce results. The great thing is that it has!" The Governor went on to say, "I just wanted to tell you that we're excited, we're ready to move forward; I think we've laid a great foundation, just like your company laid for success. You see that with about one hundred new positions created and more in the future. We're seeing the same thing right here in the State of Wisconsin. So we're thrilled about the future. Thank you to all the people, not just for listening, but thank you for the good work you do." Governor Walker went on to tour the facility and learn why Aacer Flooring is the leading producer of Northern Hard Rock Maple in the world. About Aacer Flooring Aacer Flooring is the world leader in maple performance sports flooring systems. With more than 100 years experience in every part of the wood flooring industry, Aacer manufactures sports performance floor systems designed to accommodate athletes at all levels of play. Aacer also produces ten species of northern hardwood in a variety of face widths and grades in a LEED certified environmentally controlled facility. Aacer protects the environment by involving themselves as members of the FSC, MFMA, NWFA, and USGBC. Aacer's floor systems are showcased around the world and in the Basketball Hall of Fame where the history and future of sports floors are prominently displayed. Aacer is owned by the GreenStone FCS Company a $6 billion dollar company.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.