Manitowoc-area business and government leaders expect a busy 2018, with more housing, jobs and economic development expected for the Lakeshore. The biggest challenge they see? Finding workers.
Among highlights for the city of Two Rivers in the new year is the expansion of Riverside Foods, 2520 Wilson St. The company plans to construct a 20,000-square-foot building expansion and install new machinery and equipment. The $7.2 million expansion is expected to add at least 100 new jobs.
Two Rivers City Manager Greg Buckley said there’s been increasing demand for Riverside’s line of frozen appetizers. The company makes products for private-label distribution, as well as marketing its own Kettle Brau and Trivers brands of appetizers.
Another Two Rivers company on the grow, WG&R Mattress Factory, 4618 Woodland Drive, plans a 25,000-square-foot expansion of their plant this year, Buckley said. The facility manufactures both WG&R mattresses, and bed supplies for other companies.
The city manager expects additional industrial and company growth in the second half of the year, but nothing he was willing to specify at this point.
Buckley also expects housing to grow in Two Rivers.