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Reinke Inc holds groundbreaking

Reinke Manufacturing officials and family members held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning in celebration of its new upcoming $10 million, 35,000 square foot galvanizing facility. Construction is set to begin this summer. Pictured (l-r): Vice-president of engineering John Davis; Robert Reinke; manager of maintenance equipment Jon Henry; Thayer County commissioners Dean Krueger and Dave Bruning; Sandy (Reinke) Wendell; President Chris Roth; Edna (Mrs. Richard) Reinke; Pat (Reinke) Schardt; Commissioner Chris Frye; vice-president of facilities Keith Hintz; and vice-president of manufacturing Russ Reinke.

ReinCoat, LLC, a division of Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., in Deshler, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $10 million, 35,000 square foot galvanizing facility Tuesday morning. Gov. Heinemann was expected to attend the event, but due to the misty weather and heavy fog was unable to land his plane and had to cancel his appearance.

The new facility is expected to add up to 30 jobs to the rural Thayer County area, said Reinke vice-president of marketing Tim Goldhammer. It will also allow Reinke to bring all of its galvanizing operations in-house under the ReinCoat division.

The company will be using the services of Western Technologies, Inc., based in Tulsa, Okla., for the planning and development of the facility, which will include highly-automated capabilities and environmentally friendly features.

Construction is set to begin this summer, with completion expected by year’s end, Goldhammer said.

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