Automotive parts maker Pollmann North America Inc. expects to triple the size of its workforce in Romeoville during the next two years.
The company anticipates employment growing to about 200 people from its current 60 as a new headquarters and factory are built, said Mark Carlson, a principal in Joliet, Ill.-based Carlson Bros., the developer of the industrial park where the facility will be located. Company executives were unavailable for comment.
Construction is under way on a 40,000-square-foot building projected to cost $6.5 million. The building, which Pollmann will own, is scheduled for completion this spring. A 30,000-square-foot addition is expected to follow within two years.
``They've got a considerable amount of new business; they just have to have the [production] capacity,'' Carlson said.
Pollmann specializes in metal parts covered in plastic. Its products include sunroof mechanisms, door-lock housings and odometers. The company, a unit of Austria's Pollmann International, has been leasing space elsewhere in Romeoville since launching operations in the United States four years ago.