Advanced Machine and Engineering expands Rockford plant

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Advanced Machine and Engineering breaks ground on a 30,000 square foot, $3.5 million addition onto its plant on Latham Street in Rockford. The expansion is in anticipation of more business in 2018.

President and CEO Dietmar Goellner says to keep up with demand, he expects the company will open up another 100 jobs. Goellner says on top of the Rockford expansion, he has two more buildings under Hennig Incorporated in Machesney Park that are also growing.

"We're very blessed. We're very humbled. We're honored that we could hire 100 new members in the next two years. We're excited that our business is growing," says Goellner.

Goellner says AME and its customers may also stand to benefit if Republican lawmakers pass their tax plan.