Rockline Industries, one of the largest global producers of consumer products specializing in wet wipes and coffee filters, will invest $20 million to expand operations at its manufacturing complex in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
According to company officials, the new production line, known as the XC-105 Galaxy, will be one of the largest production lines for disinfecting wipes in the private brands wet wipes industry.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new level of awareness among the American people about the importance of proper surface disinfection," said Randy Rudolph, president of Rockline Industries. "We are making a huge investment in the future by installing the Galaxy line to ensure that our customers will be able to meet consumers' increasing demand for disinfecting wipes."
The Galaxy line is being custom designed by Rockline's Global Engineering Group and built in partnership with several of the world's leading converting equipment manufacturers and is expected to be fully operational at Rockline's Sheboygan, Wisconsin plant in mid-2021. The size of the line will require the company to relocate a number of existing production lines within the facility to accommodate the Galaxy. Rockline anticipates that it will increase its workforce as the line becomes operational and production volume increases though exact job numbers are not immediately available.