Stern Rubber doublez size of Aitkin manufacturing facility, hiring 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Staples-based Stern Rubber Co. announced plans to add 10 jobs and double the size of a manufacturing facility in Aitkin.

The company said it will invest $1.26 million to expand its Aitkin plant from 10,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet. Stern will use the extra space to create additional sizes of gate valves for municipal water systems.

The new jobs will pay wages that average $13.50 an hour. Check for Stern Rubber Company jobs here.

The Minnesota Department of Employment of Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the project with $79,875 from the Job Creation Fund. The company will receive the support once it has met its job and investment commitments.

READ MORE of this story at Minnesota Employment and Economic Development by Monte Hanson. Photo courtesy of Stern Rubber Company.

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