3D Platform Benefits From Affiliate Company’s Groundbreaking

3D Platform used a large format 3D printer to create a model of a PBC Linear’s new 66,000-square-foot building. Photo courtesy of Rockford Registered Star (rrstar.com).

On Wednesday, June 6, PBC Linear held a celebratory groundbreaking

The groundbreaking was for its new manufacturing facility. While most of the attention was focused on PBC Linear’s new 66,000-square-foot building, it should also be noted that 3DP Platform, which is an affiliate of PBC Linear and housed under the same roof, will stand to benefit from the expansion as well.

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PBC Linear makes products that can be found in a vast array of industrial, medical, retail and military applications. COO Tom Schroeder commented, “There are tons of applications. The beauty of our business is that we’re not tied to any one industry.” It should then come as no surprise that the linear motion controls that PBC Linear has built a reputation on are also key components in 3DP’s industrial 3D printers.

3D Platform President Jonathan Schroeder enjoys a post-ceremony chat with South Beloit Mayor Ted Rehl (Left), and offers his comments during the groundbreaking (Right).

Among the notable speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony was Jonathan Schroeder, President of 3DP Platform and son of PBC Linear CEO Bob Schroeder. “In order for us to expand, be competitive on a global market with new products, and be efficient with our space,” he explained, “we need more room.” Acknowledging the recent federal tax incentives, Jonathan said, “In getting the support, it just shows that the government at all levels is really tied to manufacturing in America. That’s really important for businesses like us.”

Continuing on a theme of community, Jonathan remarked, “There’s a very talented work pool of people that we can pull from in the Rockford area, up into Beloit and Janesville. It’s a great location.” He continued, “Being right on I90 makes it an easy commute from the western suburbs of Chicago.”

Photo PBC Linear CEO Robert Schroeder, right, and 3D Platform President Jonathan Schroeder, listen during a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The $10 million investment in the new building and equipment will benefit both PBC Linear and 3DP Platform. Photo courtesy of Rockford Registered Star (rrstar.com).


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