A Freeport manufacturer breaks ground on a multi-million dollar expansion.
Modern Plating is building a new facility on Hancock Avenue. It adds more than 26,000 square feet of space. The business specializes in metal finishing.
The expansion is expected to create about a dozen jobs.
“We hope to fill them with younger people and we’re actually beginning to bring in people now because it takes awhile to get somebody trained,” said Jim Stenberg, President and CEO of Modern Plating Corporation. “You can’t go to school for what we do.”
Construction on the new facility is expected to be complete by March. It will be fully operational in July.