Rocklin Manufacturing cuts ribbon on expansion, receives "Growing Sioux City" award
A longtime Sioux City manufacturing company is celebrating a couple of milestones.
Thursday morning Rocklin Manufacturing received a "Growing Sioux City Award."
The company recently spent nearly $1.5 million dollars to refurbish and move back into a building that it first purchased in 1942.
They also celebrated the restoration of a huge mural on the side of the building.
Rocklin's first "claim to fame" was a machine that electronically deposits a wear resistant material called carbide onto tools and dies to extend their life.
Third generation president, Ross Rocklin, honored his grandfather and father's legacy.
"A lot of personal pride, a lot of family pride. I know our employees feel the same way about this company and this historic building too. It's a really great place to call home. We're in our 84th year now and the goal is to keep it going past 100 and beyond," said Rocklin.
Rocklin hopes to eventually get this restored building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.