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113-year-old Hamilton company plans $6M expansion
From factory floor to the Mars rover,  for over 100 years, Hamilton Caster has been making wheels you can find all around the world. In February, the company will expand in our community yet again.

When the Lippert family founded Hamilton Caster, Theodore Roosevelt was president, a pound of round steak cost 14 cents, and the first transatlantic radio transmission had just been sent. 

Now, Hamilton’s world-renowned expert in industrial casters, wheels, and carts has finalized their plans to expand in the Jefferson Neighborhood. Through the creation of a $6 million state-of-the-art facility, the now 113-year-old family-owned company will grow their operations in Hamilton and continue their long track record of investing both in the community and the people within it. This 65,000 square foot building will sit on the former site of the Hamilton Inn, a property which had become a nuisance and a source of blight in the neighborhood. 

The new building will house fiber lasers, robotic welders, CNC-Machines, and a state-of-the-art powder paint system as well as further office space. This project will allow for greater workflow efficiency for the company, which has already begun to hire additional staff to meet the increasing demand for its products.

“In our current setup, we often need to run products from one place to another as they move through the manufacturing process,” said Dave Lippert, President and member of the fourth generation of family ownership. “The acquisition of the former Hamilton Inn is going to allow us to expand operations while at the same time creating a more streamlined process.” 

While site preparation work has already begun, major construction work is planned to begin just after a private groundbreaking ceremony in early February. A public ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration is planned to take place after project completion, expected in October 2020.

“For many generations, this family-owned company has called Hamilton home,” said Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller. “We’re grateful for their investment and continued prosperity in our City.”