Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced that Curtis Metal Finishing Company is expanding, creating 14 jobs in the manufacturing industry in northern Illinois.
“These thriving businesses need additional space for their expanding workforce, and they recognize that there is no better place to grow than in Illinois,” Governor Quinn said. “These expansions are creating good-paying jobs, providing work for the construction trade and attracting additional investment to the region.”
Curtis Metal Finishing, an applicator of industrial coatings, is adding 27,000 sq ft of plant space to an existing 93,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility on North Alpine Road in Machesney Park. The family-owned company -- which is based in Sterling Heights, Michigan -- is investing $4 million in the expansion, which includes cutting edge equipment for a new line of surface finishing materials. The expansion will create 14 new jobs, boosting the firm’s Illinois workforce of 60 by 23 percent.
“We are committed to growing our business in Illinois,” Curtis Metal Finishing Company Vice President and General Manager Kurt Hoensheid said. “We’ve been operating our business in Illinois for 20 years and rely on the region’s skilled workforce and easy access to transportation to support our company as demand for our products grows.”