Zekelman Industries, the largest steel pipe and tube manufacturer in North America, has announced plans to commence operations in Rochelle, Il in the fall of this year.
This development is expected to create between 100 and 150 jobs on this campus. The City of Rochelle expects the project to foster further industrial and commercial development in the community.
"The City of Rochelle is pleased to welcome Zekelman Industries to our community," said Rochelle Mayor John Bearrows. "The City of Rochelle was only able to attract this type of development because of our ongoing investment in our utility infrastructure."
“This announcement was made possible through the efforts of the Mayor, City Council, and City staff over almost two years,” said City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh. “This project demonstrates that Rochelle is an economic engine for the region and that our community is an attractive location for families.”
Zekelman Industries is currently completing the redevelopment of two buildings on the site located at 1600 Ritchie Court. When complete, the plant will incorporate the most state-of-the-art pipe and tube-making technology and create between 100 and 150 positions. Zekelman Industries would like to thank the City of Rochelle, Mayor John Bearrows, and his entire team for their critical collaboration.