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Rockline Industries Acquires New Production Plant In Russellville, Arkansas

Area Development Online News Desk (04/08/2014)
As part of a planned expansion, Rockline Industries has acquired a nearly 240,000 square foot facility, on a 30-acre site, in Russellville, Arkansas. The firm said “this aligns with the growth strategy to meet the growing needs of contract manufacturing and for the consumer demand of private label products.”

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Rockline is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of coffee filters and consumer, healthcare, industrial and institutional wet wipes. A family-owned company, Rockline has repeatedly created first-to-market product design solutions for the wet wipe consumer, and continues to provide innovative products to the nonwovens industry.

“Rockline’s purchase of the Russellville site will help our company better serve the needs of our customers and accommodate our company’s rapid growth in contract manufacturing and private label products,” said Nick Santoleri, Vice President of Operations, Rockline Industries. Rockline currently operates four United States manufacturing plants in Arkansas, New Jersey and Wisconsin.

In October, Rockline announced the opening of a state-of-the-art Innovation and Technical Center adjacent to its corporate headquarters in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. That 18,000 square foot facility will feature laboratories equipped with microbiological and analytical chemistry capabilities, and pilot line converting equipment. Product development teams working at the center will focus on wet wipe innovation, as well as product, packaging and test method developments.

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