Governor Pat Quinn made the big announcement on Tuesday at the construction site where it's all happening.
City leaders and Executives from Material Control Systems Inc. say this has been two years in the making.
Right now, a $10 million dollar warehouse is going up, which will more than quadruple MATCON's Illinois workforce.
"Good, skilled workers are the heart and soul of this company, and we got to keep on making sure we have good jobs for everyone," said Gov. Pat Quinn.
MATCON is building a new 100 thousand square foot distribution warehouse.
Governor Pat Quinn said with East Moline close to the 80/88 interchange, and near the Mississippi, there are major incentives for MATCON to expand.
"This is a key area to distribute goods all across our country, and certainly across the Midwest," said Quinn.
"We're here to support a customer base that's here, and that customer base isn't going anywhere," said Donn Larson, MATCON's Owner and President.
A Port Byron based company since the 1930's, MATCON has facilities in three states, and does business with companies such as Freightliner, John Deere, and Caterpillar.
Quinn also credits the company's use of innovative technology.
The East Moline plant custom designs plastic containers using 3D manufacturing equipment, which could create even more jobs in the future.
"MATCON is a very forward looking company," Quinn said.
"150 people have a job, and the chances for growth on the additional 90 acres, is a testament of how hard East Moline works to get businesses here," said Mayor John Thodos, City of East Moline.
The Quad Cities chamber of commerce said the expansion will bring around $12 million in the community, that's the figures they've come up with providing new payroll, and consumer spending.
MATCON is already in the hiring process.
150 new jobs are coming to East Moline.
Governor Pat Quinn made the big announcement this Tuesday afternoon, when he stopped by the construction site where a new $10 million dollar logistics facility is going up.
Material Control Systems Inc. or MATCON is expanding into a 100 thousand square foot warehouse.
MATCON's East Moline Plant, uses 3D Manufacturing to make custom plastic containers they will receive a nearly $1 million dollar loan through the State's Advantage Illinois Program, which is federally funded.
Governor Quinn said it backs his agenda to create jobs and make the Quad Cities a transportation and distribution hub, by utilizing the Mississippi, and major highways.
We're told the expansion will add 150 new jobs, quadrupling MATCON's Illinois Workforce, and, that may not be all.
"Not only are we building the warehouse here, creating 150 jobs, but also there's a logistics park we can build, there's room all the way to the trees there that is owned by MATCON, and this is the kind of 21 century jobs creation we got to focus on over and over again," said Governor Quinn.
The company, is already in the hiring process, and coming up on Ten at Ten, we talk to the people making this all happen, and what this means for the future of the Quad Cities.
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