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Madison— - Governor Walker announced today that Paul Davis National will move its headquarters, training facility, and 100 jobs to Milwaukee.  The Governor was joined by Paul Davis National CEO, Dan Druml and made the announcement at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce meeting today.

I want to congratulate Dan and thank him for his decision to locate his company's headquarters and training facility in Milwaukee, said Governor Walker. Entrepreneurs and small businesses, like Dan's will help drive our recovery, and if we can work together to help them succeed, we will see our economy add more jobs.”

Paul Davis National is a series of local franchises owned by The Franchise Company out of Toronto Canada. TFC's parent company is First Services, also in Toronto. Paul Davis provides insurance and disaster recovery services including construction, restoration and stabilization, data and record recovery, equipment restoration. The new national entity, with investors from local franchises will be able to scale up for major catastrophes, using local operations and know how and adding the advantages of national scale, experience and manpower to provide one source solutions in response to major events.   The company will make a capital investment of $10 million in equipment and a new headquarters building to be located in Milwaukee along I94 north of Becher, and will create approximately 100 jobs over the next 6 years.

The company considered other cities including, Houston, Omaha and Indianapolis for its national headquarters and training facility before choosing Milwaukee.

I also want to thank MMAC and the Milwaukee 7 for their continued work in helping the state attract and grow jobs, added Governor Walker.