New Businesses at the Door County Business Development Center

The Door County Business Development Center, the small business incubator operated and managed by the Door County Economic Development Corporation, is pleased to welcome four new tenant businesses to the facility.

Englewood Electrical Supply (EESCO) is a full-service electrical distributor, and part of a network of 400 full-service branches and six distribution centers in North America. Englewood serves a wide variety of customers – from the industrial user, OEM, and systems integrator customers to national accounts, and the electrical contractors that serve all these industries. They carry products manufactured by Siemens, Leviton, Broan, Allen Bradley, Advance, Philips, Juno, Hoffman, Appleton, Panduit, Bussmann, Crescent, Neer, Metallics, Carlon, Fluke, Klein, Greenlee, Ideal, Lenox, pipe and wire. www.eescodist.com

Affordable Portable Spas of Door County offers highly affordable and portable hot tubs and saunas to home owners, selling recreational and healthful products that can be stored when home owners intend to be away for extended periods. The hot tubs and saunas will all be priced under $3,000 to assure that they are truly affordable. Affordable Portable Spas of Door County will open its doors on April 1st. 920-746-SPAS (7727).

PeaPod Homes, LLC, is a start-up company that will design, manufacture and market truly “green” high thermal mass passive solar envelope kit homes. The homes are beautiful, functional spaces engineered for performance and designed for living. Each core model is designed for further expansion, allowing the home to grow with the customer’s need and family. www.peapodhomes.com

Fal-Kon Enterprise, LLC is a marketer of off-shore manufactured industrial air control devices, such as reducers, collars, clamps and ball joints. The company distributes its products to a customer base throughout Canada and the United States. skipfalkon@charter.net

The Door County Business Development Center currently has approximately 2,300 sq ft of light manufacturing space immediately available for rent. The Business Development Center helps reduce business start-up overhead costs by offering affordable rents and providing free or low-cost access to shared facilities, services and equipment, including: truck docks; forklift; high-speed internet access, copier, fax and mail services; and a private conference room. Eligible clients include new or young companies looking for support to get a strong start in business.

Center tenants may also qualify for special business incentive and finance programs; low interest loans; business finance training and consulting; tax incentives; and financing eligibility and application assistance. Tenants typically graduate from the Center within three to five years. Fifteen businesses have graduated from the Center to date, creating 76 jobs.

For more information regarding the available space in the Door County Business Development Center, located in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park, contact Mary Paitrick, DCEDC Operations Manager at (920) 743-3113 x202 or mary@doorcountybusiness.com.

The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989, DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation on the Door County Peninsula. Door County Economic Development Corporation offices are located within the small business incubator DCEDC founded in 1997 at 185 East Walnut Street in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park.

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