ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A global manufacturing company with a home in the Stateline is growing and adding jobs.
Freeway Rockford, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its nearly 12,000 square foot warehouse next to its manufacturing center near the Rockford Airport.
Freeway makes washers and fasteners for the auto industry. The company's Vice President Scott Sommers says they expansion means they will be able to add more equipment and up to ten employees to help keep up the demand.
"The substantial grown in the automotive market place and i believe the last numbers i heard are... Next year they are anticipating sixteen million units. It's taking us back eight or nine years since we were at those numbers before and that's part of the reason for our expansion as well and just are general commitment to our customers.. if we don't expand we can't take on the added business they want to give us right now," Sommers said.
The warehouse should be open in late January.