Rol-Tec opens new WI plant expansion

Green Bay, WI-based Rol-Tec, Inc., has completed construction of a 15,700-sq-ft addition to its Green Bay headquarters where it manufactures rubber-covered rollers, metal-roller bases, laser-engraved flexo sleeves, and tungsten-carbide roller coatings for printing, industrial and converting operations throughout North America. The company is also a manufacturer of custom, cast-urethane parts for a variety of industrial applications.

According to President Matt Umentum, “The new addition will help improve workflow and increase production capacity to meet growing sales with both printing and converting customers. This includes a specially controlled 2,200-sq-ft center that houses our new laser-engraving machines. We not only produce the highest quality print sleeves, but our state-of-the-industry, laser-engraving technology can handle the largest cylinders and process customer art files direct to PDF without manual art manipulation. This speeds production time, reduces file art charges, and prevents potential file transfer errors.”

The company’s expanded metal-machining operation is already transitioning into the new space to support the company’s roller and sleeve production. Machine installs start with five turning lathes including three full CNC lathes, two CNC milling centers and two CNC machining centers. A new CNC engine lathe capable of handling 240-in. roll lengths is presently awaiting delivery. Three new 5-ton bridge cranes can easily handle heavy rollers. Recently Rol-Tec also increased roll-production capabilities with the 2020 acquisition of Axis Grinding, a precision roll manufacturer and roll grinder located in Green Bay.

The plant expansion additionally accommodates a new employee locker room, new break room, and additional parking. The company growth is now driving new hiring. Employment inquiries are welcome by phone or via the company website: www.rol-tec.com