Ripon Hires New Public Works Director

The City of Ripon has its next Director of Public Works. The Ripon Common Council this week approved the hiring of Mike Ehrenberg. CIty Administrator Lori Rich says she met with Ehrenberg Tuesday morning and he accepted the position. She says, “We are excited to have him on board. He was the tool shop manager and employee health and safety coordinator for Spartech Packaging for 28 years. Rich feels Ehrenberg’s experience will benefit the City. Spartech is located in the Ripon Industrial Park. It has been in the process of closing since December when it began laying off its 70 employees. The company will close its facility in Ripon by the end of March.