Helgesen News

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Jeff Helgesen, one of Rock County’s largest developers, doesn’t parse words when he’s asked if the Janesville area is better off today than it was when General Motors Corp. was the 800-pound gorilla in town. “No question about it: I think Janesville is much better off today,” said Helgesen, president of Helgesen Development Corp. “We’ve shifted to a more technological type of business and to (computer-driven) manufacturing.  We were forced to come to grips with our future.” 
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
A Walworth-based maker of thermoplastic components will expand its operation to Janesville and add at least 90 jobs in the next three years. Beginning May 1, Miniature Precision Components will lease 325,000 square feet at the Helgesen Industrial Center, 2929 Venture Drive.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
JANESVILLE — The expansion of a major manufacturer into Janesville is “absolutely” significant news, said Vic Grassman, economic development director.