RMT To Break Ground On $16-million Expansion

Date posted - June 22, 2016

Rosenboom RMT logoSheldon, Iowa — The official groundbreaking for a major expansion project at Rosenboom Machine & Tool’s Sheldon plant will be held at 10:30 Thursday morning (June 23rd).

The expansion will create an additional 54 jobs at the plant over the next three years, according to Rosenboom Machine & Tool Vice President Brian Rosenboom.

Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony will begin with a welcome from Sheldon Community Development Director Curt Strouth, followed by comments from Sheldon Mayor Katricia Meendering, State Senator Randy Feenstra, and SCDC President Rick Nordahl.  Sheldon Ambassadors Club President Skip Tanner will present the official groundbreaking shovel to Rosenboom’s, followed by remarks from Rosenboom Machine & Tool executives.

After the comments, the ground will officially be broken.  Lary Rosenboom, Brian Rosenboom, Darin Rosenboom, Justin Rosenboom, Skip Tanner of the Ambassadors, Mayor Meendering, SCDC President Rick Nordahl, Senator Randy Feenstra, Jerry Self of Senator Joni Ernst’s office, Rachel Bailey of the IEDA, Andrea Easter of Congressman Steve King’s office, and John Engstler of Henningson Construction will all turn a shovel full of dirt to complete the ceremony.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, attendees can enjoy refreshments, as well as tours of the Rosenboom Machine & Tool Sheldon facility.

Rosenboom Machine & Tool was established in 1974 by Lary and Viv Rosenboom as a small tool & dye company.  The expansion at Sheldon marks the company’s 8th expansion.  RMT now has facilities in Sheldon, Spirit Lake, and Bowling Green, Ohio.

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