Racine Metal-Fab adding new jobs, investing in Sturtevant

STURTEVANT -- Racine Metal-Fab plans to invest more than $8.5 million to build and equipment a new facility in Sturtevant. The company will create up to 25 new jobs.

Gov. Scott Walker was on hand for the announcement of this expansion Friday morning.

"We're excited for the support of the state.  We're adding new jobs, and for them to be able to support it," RMF President Scott Lucas said.

“These are the jobs we can keep in Wisconsin instead of sending anywhere else around the country, or for that matter around the globe, but we have to have more people entering the skilled trades,” Governor Walker said.

State Senator Van Wanggaard issued the following statement on the Racine Metal-Fab announcement: “This is more evidence that the steps we’re taking to grow our economy are working. A year ago, Racine Metal-Fab was cutting staff. Now they are adding up to 25 employees. This growth is the newest addition to the list of jobs announcements Racine has enjoyed over the last year.”

The company is eligible for up to $100,000 in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to facilitate the company’s investment in its operation. The tax credits provided by WEDC will be distributed annually over a three-year period. The new jobs must be maintained for a period of five years.

Racine Metal-Fab is a specialty metal fabricator serving a variety of industries including: commercial lighting, medical equipment, energy and appliance components. The company's focus is on assisting customers to take new product ideas from concept through design to production.