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Wisconsin Companies Get Cash For Green Jobs

Federal officials have given three Wisconsin companies $3.1 million in stimulus money to create green jobs.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Federal officials have given three Wisconsin companies $3.1 million in stimulus money to create green jobs.

Gov. Jim Doyle's office says a Milwaukee startup company called Helios USA will get $1 million. The firm plans to make solar panels for homes and businesses, creating 54 new jobs.

Nature Tech LLC, another Milwaukee startup company, will get $800,000. It plans to make insulation from recycled newsprint and create 47 new jobs.

ZBB Energy Corp. of Menomonee Falls will get $1.3 million. The battery manufacturer will retain 26 jobs and plans to create 175 additional positions.

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