WAUSAU, WI – Architectural finishing company Linetec is expanding its capacity and capabilities with a third anodize line. The 120,000-square-foot addition and associated improvements are estimated to cost $15.3 million and to bring nearly 100 jobs to Wausau, WI. In January 2014, Linetec opened a 30,000-square-foot addition to its existing anodize lines, which are operating at capacity.
“We plan to have this additional line fully functional by summer 2015 and are breaking ground immediately to get the site work completed prior to the cold winter months. This will make us the only company in North America to have three architectural anodizing lines,” said Rick Marshall, Linetec’s President. “As the market continues to show strong recovery, our customers continue to experience tremendous growth, and we are expanding to meet their needs.”
Linetec’s anodize is specified on architectural aluminum products, such as window and door systems, storefront framing, sun shades, light shelves, canopies, column covers, panels, and flat sheets.
Once the planned expansion is completed, Linetec’s Wausau campus will span 670,000 square feet and provide room to further enhance production flow throughout the facilities. Along with its anodize lines, the space houses a comprehensive breadth of finishing and related services including liquid paint and powder coat finishing, thermal improvement and stretch forming services, warehousing, packaging, and distribution.