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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (left) listens to First Supply President Joe Poehling. Walker recently visited First Supply’s LaCrosse (Wis.) location. Photo courtesy of First Supply.


First Supply recently welcomed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to its downtown LaCrosse (Wis.) facility. Job growth was one of several topics Walker discussed during the visit. First Supply has 28 facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, plus a central distribution center in LaCrosse. The company employs 500 individuals in Wisconsin and has created 50 new jobs in the state in 2013.

 “First Supply is exemplary of Wisconsin’s industrial vitality,” Walker said. “They have served our state as well as many others throughout the Midwest for 116 years by providing quality plumbing supplies.”