Photo above:  The first shipment exiting the Chippewa Falls Mills Distribution Center  

The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation was in attendance for a ‘party’ hosted by Mills Fleet Farm to kick off their first truck shipments from the newly opened Chippewa Falls distribution center. Construction began in March of 2017 on Mills’ 1.1 million square foot facility located on a 70-acre parcel in the Lake Wissota Business Park; and the $69 million distribution center officially opened in December 2018. The location has 100 employees to-date and will eventually employ 325 people with wages averaging $15.60 an hour.