Xcel Energy is the electrical service provider for most of the communities and industrial properties in the County. In addition, they are part of Rusk County’s Green Energy Portfolio. The utility operates 3 hyrdo dams in the County, all on the Flambeau River, with a combined generation capacity of 12 MW. Xcel is a great partner to business and are able assist companies in expansion and start-up efforts.
The Indeck Ladysmith BioFuel Center produces premium residential and industrial-grade wood pellets. The plan has the capacity to produce 90,000 tons of pellets annually.
This plant in Ladysmith manufactures relay and industrial control products and is part of a worldwide leader in the areas of automation, integrated control systems and software solutions.
Since 1963, Artisans has been designing and producing the very best in apparel right here in Rusk County. Their work continues today utilizing the latest in technologies, from sublimation to laser embroidery. A homegrown company, started by the Dukerschein family, it originated on their family farm. It grew over the years on the farm, and then relocated and helped start the Glen Flora Industrial Park.
“Having lived in a large city for most of my adult life, I was looking for a place less crowded, less hectic. …The nights in Rusk County are dark and on clear ones I love to stare into the heavens and be able to dream a million dreams and just let my mind wander.”
Retiree to area – Community Volunteer