Door manufacturer Seal-Rite Door is skipping the border to relocate in Beloit, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Seal-Rite Door plans to relocate its Rockford, Illinois, operations to a 105,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the 28-acre Wisconsin Stateline Industrial Park at Willowbrook and Stateline roads in Beloit, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

WEDC, the state’s job creation agency, says the company is expanding and will employ 84 workers at the Beloit facility, which will open in mid-2019, according to the release.

The Wisconsin Stateline Industrial Park was developed by Hendricks Commercial Properties. Seal-Rite would lease the facility from Hendricks Commercial Properties, Rock County Economic Development Manager James Otterstein indicated in a release.

Seal-Rite Doors manufactures residential doors and markets them to building material retailers, big-box stores and specialty wholesalers. The company operates eight plants throughout the United States and employs 500 people. It has been a subsidiary of Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co.

Seal-Rite has operated in Rockford for the last 15 years. Palmer-Donavin President and CEO Ron Calhoun said the company’s move to Beloit will give Seal-Rite the ability to leverage new manufacturing technology to enhance its products.

The economic development agency announced Tuesday it has awarded Seal-Rite $250,000 in tax credits over the next three years for the $16 million project.

The agency estimates the project could “indirectly” create an additional 80 jobs in Beloit. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

  • Keep it clean. Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.
  • Don't threaten to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Be nice. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person.
  • Harassing comments. If you are the subject of a harassing comment or personal attack by another user, do not respond in-kind. Use the "Report comment abuse" link below to report offensive comments.
  • Share what you know. Give us your eyewitness accounts, background, observations and history.
  • Do not libel anyone. Libel is writing something false about someone that damages that person's reputation.
  • Ask questions. What more do you want to know about the story?
  • Stay focused. Keep on the story's topic.
  • Help us get it right. If you spot a factual error or misspelling, email or call 1-800-362-6712.
  • Remember, this is our site. We set the rules, and we reserve the right to remove any comments that we deem inappropriate.

Report comment abuse