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Rite-Hite moving plant

HORN LAKE — Rite-Hite Corporation of Milwaukee, Wis., which develops, manufactures and sells loading dock safety systems and industrial door solutions, plans to relocate a manufacturing facility to Horn Lake, bringing more than 50 manufacturing jobs to the state.

“On behalf of the City of Horn Lake, we would like to welcome Rite-Hite to our community,” Horn Lake Mayor Nat Baker said. “We are honored that this family-owned company has decided to relocate to our great city and state, and I feel confident this is the beginning of a wonderful partnership.”

Mark Schwechel, controller and materials manager for Rite-Hite, said, “Rite-Hite is excited about this move. The new facility will provide the space needed to improve our manufacturing flow and will allow for future expansion.”

Rite-Hite plans to begin transferring its Memphis operations to Horn Lake in September 2009. The facility is currently being readied, and the company anticipates starting the move of its production equipment and inventory into the building in early September, with the goal of being fully operational by late fall.

Rite-Hite will locate its Horn Lake operations at a Space Center Inc. facility.  The company has entered into a long-term lease with Space Center.

Rite-Hite employs approximately 1,400 people worldwide and maintains more than 30 representative organizations in over 100 locations throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. The company has six manufacturing facilities in the United States, in addition to plants in Germany, Poland, Latvia, Denmark and China.

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