Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday that 35 new jobs would be created at a Franklin Park manufacturing company as a result of a state investment program.
According to a statement from Quinn's office, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is partnering with American Charter Bank to loan Cortina Tool and Molding Company capital to expand its business by acquiring Kimberly Clark's Workzone Products.
The acquisition, which will involve moving equipment from Michigan and Canada to the Franklin Park facility, is expected to create 35 new jobs over the next two years, according to the statement. Cortina,founded in 1969 in Chicago, makes products such as warning barricades, traffic cones, work lights and reflectors, as well as other consumer and industrial products materials like vehicular lenses and housings, promotional and marketing products and display stands.