Two Racine manufacturers to expand

Special to The Freeman

Jan. 17, 2014

RACINE – Two Racine County manufacturers are planning expansions, which will result in up to 56 additional jobs.

Racine-based Marlo Inc. is planning to add 26,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space to its factory. The expansion will accommodate increased demand for the company’s industrial weather treatment systems, according to the Racine County Economic Development office.

Marlo’s expansion will result in 43 additional jobs over three years.

"We have grown our workforce to over 58 people and increased our sales to $20 million," said Marlo President Michael Glines.

Racine-based Altus Vinyl will relocate and expand its operations in the city to a new space on Patrick Street. The larger facility will allow the company to more than double its workforce from 12 to 25 employees within three years.

The company manufacturers vinyl products such as business card holders, book jackets and retail display items.

"Although we considered many location options, preferably more centralized in Racine County, our priority was to retain our current employees, the majority of which live in the City of Racine," said Altus founder Christine Burt.

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