Rockline Industries announced Wednesday (Jan. 27) it will invest more than $18 million this year on the installation of additional production lines in its three Arkansas-based wet wipes manufacturing facilities.
As part of the expansion, Rockline is expected to add a total of 100 new jobs between the plants to handle the increased production capacity.
“Rockline has been proud to be a part of the Arkansas community for many years and we are excited to be bringing new jobs and new opportunities to our local communities,” said Ron Kerscher, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Rockline.
The new equipment will include high-capacity wet wipe production lines in Rockline’s 370,000-square-foot facility in Springdale; its 240,000-square-foot facility in Russellville; and its 1,200,000-square-foot facility in Booneville.
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic millions of consumers have been introduced to the convenience of personal care wipes. This has led to a dramatic increase in consumer demand for these products,” Kerscher added.
Rockline Industries was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Sheboygan, Wis. Rockline employs nearly 2,500 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, Tennessee and England.