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Southside manufacturer Summit Packaging is hiring full- and part-time workers to make the transition into a $28 million, 77,000-square-foot expansion space go more smoothly.

Company officials hosted a groundbreaking Tuesday at their current facility at 3441 S. Memorial Drive with Racine Mayor Cory Mason and other city representatives as well as folks from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), Racine County, and VJS Construction Services.

Summit Packaging to provide 145 jobs

The City of Racine created a tax incremental financing district for the site of the expansion and will share with Summit a portion of the increased property taxes on a pay-as-you-go-basis over the next 10 years. In exchange for $500,000 from WEDC in performance-based tax credits, Summit promises to hire for 145 new jobs and invest at least $20 million.

Summit Packaging first set up shop in Racine in 1987 and has been in its current location since 2010. The company has grown here from 50 to 200 employees and makes aerosol valve and actuator products that contain household name brands like Rust-o-leum, Barbasol, and Glade.

“We are so incredibly grateful for all the support we received at the local and state levels,” Scott
Gilroy, vice president of operations at Summit Packaging, said in a press release. “Summit Packaging Systems has a strong history of operations in Racine and we are proud to dig our roots deeper into this community.”

Construction on the expansion is expected to complete by first quarter of 2023. Anyone interested in working at Summit Manufacturing should call 262-637-9635 or apply online at

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