Envirotest Wisconsin plans to close its Waukesha plant as of July 1, resulting in as many as 105 permanent layoffs there and at 11 other locations, state officials said Friday.The Envirotest contract with the state expires at the same time. This begs a question.
Envirotest operates the Wisconsin Vehicle Inspection Program, but its state contract is expiring.
Is closing this station part of the bid requirements that the DOT issued or is it Envirotest's idea to reduce the cost of their bid to win the new contract?This closing wasn't noted in the previous articles. Any competitor's bid will be an automatic loser if they propose to keep the Waukesha station open.