CURT Manufacturing to Build New Warehouse - Expansion Adds 150,000 sq. ft. and 125 Jobs

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CURT Manufacturing, manufacturer and marketer of top quality trailer hitches and towing products, recently broke ground on construction of a new warehouse at their Eau Claire, WI facility. The existing plant will benefit from transferring inventories to the new warehouse, which will free up roughly 65,000 sq. ft. of space, enabling CURT to expand their fabrication, welding, and two-coat finishing process areas.

CURT Mfg Expands facility in Eau Claire WI

CURT Eau Claire WI Expansion Continues

Thanks to great customer support, we’ve grown at over a double-digit percentage pace for the last several years and we’re forecasting continued growth into the future.

CURT Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer and marketer of top quality towing products, recently broke ground on construction of a new warehouse at their Eau Claire facility. This new warehouse/distribution center will utilize state-of-the art RF (radio frequency) inventory tracking and include 16 loading docks. The existing plant will benefit from transferring inventories to the new warehouse, which will free up roughly 65,000 sq. ft. of space, enabling CURT to expand their fabrication, welding, and two-coat finishing process areas.

'This expansion will allow us to continue to achieve the industry-leading order fill rates and provide the unmatched customer service CURT is known for in the towing products industry', commented Curt Tambornino, company President. 'Thanks to great customer support, we've grown at over a double-digit percentage pace for the last several years and we're forecasting continued growth into the future'.

The project is expected to be completed by June, 2011 and add up to 125 jobs to CURT's payroll. 'I want to thank the Altoona City Council, WI Department of Commerce, and M&I Bank for providing great support throughout project planning and implementation. Everyone at CURT is excited to be a part of our continued growth and it's very rewarding to be able to bring more jobs to our local area' added Tambornino.

About CURT Manufacturing: CURT is a leading manufacturer and marketer of top quality towing products. The company markets a broad range of trailer hitches, towing systems and related accessories. CURT is 'The First Name in Towing Products' for automobile and truck hitches, as well as RV and commercial towing systems. Products are marketed through retailers, distributors, installers, and e-tailers across the U.S. and Canada. CURT employs almost 300 associates, primarily at its manufacturing and headquarters in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. CURT operates 10 regional warehouses, each carrying over 2,500 items and has been twice named as the 'Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year'.

For additional information on CURT products, or to view the Inside Curt manufacturing plant video, please visit curtmfg.com. Or call toll free at 1-877-CURTMFG (287-8634), or contact CURT at 6208 Industrial Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Media Contact: Jim McKissick
jmckissick(at)curtmfg(dot)com
715-838-4122

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