Rockline Industries: Employees, owners join with state Senator Leibham and Representative Endsley to celebrate Rockline Industries expansion, job growth

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November 29, 2011


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Company to invest $10 million in new technology; add 60 jobs at Sheboygan-based facility

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Rockline Industries’ employees today joined with State Senator Joe Leibham and State Representative Mike Endsley to celebrate company plans to invest $10 million in new technology and add upwards of 60 family-supporting jobs with a 6,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Sheboygan-based facility.

Rockline recently announced it signed an agreement with a large multinational company that would expand production and increase job growth at its local plant. As a result, the company will introduce new equipment to increase its wet wipe manufacturing capabilities.

Rockline president Randy Rudolph praised the company’s more than 650 employees for the commitment they have shown since the company was founded in 1976.

“This is a proud and special time in our company’s history, and it is due to the dedication, hard work and long-term commitment of our employees,” said Rudolph. “We are a family-owned business, and the lifeblood of the company and the main reason we are successful is because of our people. Because of their hard work and the company’s ongoing commitment to Sheboygan, we’ve grown from a local, 35-person company to an international business that now employs more than 1,800 worldwide and is still growing – with Sheboygan as our home base.”

Senator Leibham praised the company for its 35 years in Sheboygan, its commitment to the local community and for the company’s role in helping create jobs and grow the local and state economy.

“Companies like Rockline, from its humble beginnings four decades ago to its current role as an international business and major employer in Sheboygan, are a valuable asset to this region,” said Senator Leibham.

According to Rudolph, Rockline’s significant grown in recent years was driven by the company’s high-quality standards and excellent work force. Its growth has resulted in several new clients and contracts, including the most recent one that greatly expands the company’s presence in the wet wipe manufacturing industry.

Rudolph said the new contract could also open more doors to new partnerships as the company explores the possible expansion of its product line.

“We have a made strong commitment to our employees and to the Sheboygan community, and as we continue to grow, we’re confident that will mean more jobs in the area and the economy,” said Rudolph.

Rudolph added that new investment and job growth like the ones celebrated today are proof that the company is focused on growth in Sheboygan.

The company celebration took place Tuesday at the company’s facility, where a banner signed by all Rockline employees was raised for full-time display recognizing their hard work and effort.

Rockline is a privatively-owned company founded in 1976 by Ralph Rudolph. The company is now owned by President Randy Rudolph and his siblings. Rockline is principally engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of both branded and private-label products sold throughout the world. Rockline is the largest supplier of coffee filters and private label baby wipes in North America. Other products manufactured and distributed by Rockline include antibacterial wipes, baking cups, household cleaning products, incontinent wipes, moist towelettes, water-activated and wet facial wipes, and a variety of contract wipe products.

Rockline’s corporate headquarters is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Rockline has manufacturing facilities in Sheboygan; Springdale, Ark.; Booneville, Ark.; Montville, NJ; Redditch, England; and South China.

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