PBC Linear Breaks Ground on 66,000sqft Facility
PBC Linear, a Pacific Bearing Company, and a global leader in linear motion solutions, will hold a celebratory groundbreaking for its new manufacturing facility. The ceremony will take place at a designated lot east of the existing building located at 6402 East Rockton Road, Roscoe, on Wednesday, June 6th at 10:00 am. PBC Linear will be joined by distinguished attendees including Winnebago County Chairman, Frank Haney, South Beloit Mayor Ted Rehl, representatives from Alpine Bank and The LandMark Group Companies.
PBC Linear’s owners, the Schroeder family, reiterated that they are “committed to keeping manufacturing jobs local.” In a recent statement, the Schroeder’s explained, “We are taking advantage of the Trump administration’s tax incentives and investing $10 million over the next two years in building and equipment to ensure that PBC Linear will be a staple in the greater Rockford community.”
Building on a strong foundation
The new, state-of-the-art building will include over 66 thousand square feet of space and will be divided between an optimized manufacturing floor, supporting offices and mezzanine, and a cafeteria. The expenditures for the new construction will reach $6.25 million, and the project completion date is scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2018. Within both the current and new facilities there will be additional investments in machines and equipment, spanning the next two years and totaling $3.75 million. The increased efficiency and productivity through these investments will help PBC Linear to further meet growing industry demands and remain a strong manufacturing presence for years to come.
Benefits to employees and community
PBC Linear’s investment in the future will allow for the expansion of its assembly capabilities, as well as added warehousing and shipping capacity. Its aim is to not only increase profits and remain a global competitor, but also retain and nurture skilled workers. This commitment to employees and community helps to ensure a healthy economy throughout the state line area.
About PBC Linear
PBC Linear has been a proud member of the Rockford area manufacturing community since 1983. The company has created and patented innovative linear motion solutions and has greatly expanded its technology, expertise, and services to become a complete linear motion manufacturer. Through its partnerships in Europe and Asia and its worldwide network of distributors, PBC Linear has positioned itself as a trusted global leader in bearing products and linear motion technology.