Kohler Co. Expanding In Mississippi

Kohler Company will invest more than $15-million in a new Hattiesburg, Mississippi facility, moving the work from its headquarters in Kohler, Wisconsin.  Kohler will lease 300,000 square feet in an industrial park to assemble gasoline-powered engines.  An existing Kohler lawnmower engine plant in Hattiesburg employs 350 people.  Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft said that state and local governments could offer Kohler more than $18.5-million in tax breaks and subsidies.  Privately held Kohler Company hasn’t mentioned what will happen to workers in Wisconsin.