Senate Candidate Visits Badger Tag & Label
Devin LeMahieu, candidate for Wisconsin 9th District Senate, recently visited Badger Tag & Label, Random Lake, Wis., to celebrate the company's business heritage and show support for the state's business climate.
While the economy continues to show mixed signs of improvement and with the ongoing challenges of operating a business in the ever-changing landscape, Badger has exhibited unprecedented growth with a 16.5 percent increase in sales year-to-date. "A number of factors have fueled our growth," noted Rita Horstmeier, sales/marketing manager at Badger. "We'll produce minimum quantity orders that other tag and label printers won't consider. We recently realigned our sales territories and that always brings fresh perspective. We added capabilities about a year ago, and some of our smaller competitors have gone out of business."
During LeMahieu's visit to Badger, he toured the facility, talked with employees and shared his candidacy platform. As a small-business owner himself—LeMahieu owns and publishes the "Lakeshore Weekly" community shopper paper—he knows firsthand how decisions made at the state and federal levels affect businesses. LeMahieu has served on the Sheboygan County Board since 2006 and has worked to control spending in his role on the human resource, executive and finance committees. These efforts have led to reduced taxes in four of eight years, the defeat of a county sales tax proposal, and a $13 million reduction in payroll related expenses. He hopes to bring his experience in reducing taxes, balancing budgets, and building strong coalitions to the Senate. LeMahieu's opponent is Democrat Martha Laning.
For more information, visit www.badgertag.com.