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Redline Plastics Expands Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Operations

Redline Plastics, a manufacturer of molded and vacuum-formed plastics, as well as leather and textile cut-and-sew products, is expanding its facility operations in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The expansion is part of a $12 million project expected to create 44 jobs over the next three years.

The project includes the construction of a new 117,500-square-foot manufacturing facility in Manitowoc, complete with a manufacturing warehouse on the ground level and 11,000 square feet of office space on a mezzanine.

The facility will house rotational molding, vacuum forming and cut-and-sew operations for Redline Plastics and Dowco Powersports. The project is expected to be completed in November 2019.

“We are growing our operations in Wisconsin thanks to the great business climate in the state, in addition to the wonderful workforce and abundance of customers in the Midwest,” said Chuck Webster, Owner and president of Redline Plastics.

“This investment by Redline Plastics solidifies the company’s continued commitment to Wisconsin and is a testament to the strength of our manufacturing industry,” said Mark R. Hogan, Secretary & CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the state’s lead economic development organization. “In addition to the jobs created by this project, this expansion will allow Redline Plastics to take advantage of a variety of markets and better position itself for future growth.”

WEDC is supporting the project by authorizing up to $150,000 in state income tax credits over the next three years. The actual amount of tax credits Redline Plastics will receive is contingent upon the actual number of jobs created and the amount of capital investment.

“It’s great to see local, family-owned businesses investing in our community,” said state Rep. Paul Tittl. “It is an example of what I have been saying for years: Supporting the existing businesses in our own backyard is the key to creating jobs.”

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