Linetec’s expansions continue: adding 70 more employees,
doubling machine capacity for thermal improvement services
Wausau, Wisconsin (March 2017) – Linetec continues to expand capacity and add new jobs to support the market’s increased demand for
high-quality finishes and high-performance architectural metal products. Part of the latest job growth is a $3 million investment to double the
capacity of the thermal services department..
The company offers both thermal insulating strut and poured-and-debridged services, including for 90-degree and for radius and curved, finished aluminum extrusions. “Continually increasing energy codes are driving our customer base to develop more products that incorporate these thermal services,” explains Andy Joswiak, Linetec’s vice president of operations.
He adds, “The other driver of the latest job growth is painting volume.” In late 2016, Linetec expanded its painting capacity by going from a five-day operation to a seven-day operation, using new shift structures and adding 40 new positions. Now, with even higher growth rates so far this year, Linetec has initiated further significant hiring in 2017 for more painting capacity.
“In the last 24 months, we expanded capacity in both our paint and anodize lines, and added more than 200 new jobs. This year, we already have an immediate need to fill 70 positions, particularly in the paint and thermal services departments. We’re looking for more to join our team of good, hard-working people across all production areas,” says Jane Kessel, Linetec’s vice president of human resources.