Local, state and federal officials joined Roth Industries to celebrate groundbreaking for the company’s $6 million expansion project at its facility in the City Center Industrial Park of Watertown, N.Y. Manfred Roth, chairman and CEO of the company, who traveled from Germany for the event, said, “Watertown is very important to us. After having started our production in Watertown just ten years ago, we are now entering into our next phase of the expansion.”
Speakers included Mayor Joe Butler, Assemblywoman Addie Russell (D. – 116th District), and representatives of Empire State Development, Jefferson County Economic Development, and the Watertown Local Development Corporation.
The project will include a 27,000-sq-ft expansion, the installation of a new blow molding machine, and the creation of at least twelve new jobs—six upon completion of the project, with the balance expected to be added over the next several years. The new machine will add the capacity to produce additional product lines at the Watertown plant that are in prototype development now.
Roth Industries is a German-owned company specializing in environmentally-friendly products that produce, distribute, and store energy for domestic and commercial applications. Roth’s Watertown facility produces its Double-Wall Oil Storage Tanks, blow-molded construction/traffic barriers, manifolds and tubing for in-floor radiant heating systems. The Watertown location currently encompasses 42,000 square feet and employs 24 people in Watertown.