WI: Worthington Cylinders Expands Facility in Chilton, Adding 130 Jobs

2 Dec, 2013

Worthington Industries announced that its Worthington Cylinders facility in Chilton, Wis., is undertaking a $3.3 million expansion and is expected to add up to 130 new jobs. The facility currently has 169 employees.

Worthington Cylinders is planning to expand its current 305,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and acquire additional equipment.

“We are pleased to expand our facility and add to the workforce in Wisconsin,” said Worthington Cylinders Chilton Operations Manager Roger Lacy. “The expansion will allow us to operate more efficiently and further grow our business.”

“We appreciate the decision by the parent company, Worthington Industries, to expand Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin operations in Chilton,” said Governor Scott Walker.

The company is eligible for $430,000 in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

“We are pleased to provide support for this expansion project to help the company increase its production and improve its competitiveness with manufacturers in other countries,” said Reed Hall CEO and Secretary of WEDC.

The tax credits will be distributed annually based on the number of new, full-time positions created over a three year period. The company will employ 130 assembly, maintenance and screw machine operators.  Those that would like to apply for employment can do so by visiting

Worthington Cylinders in Chilton, Wis., manufactures cylinders for products such as hand torches, propane-fueled camping equipment, portable heaters and tabletop grills. These products are sold under several brand names including BernzOmatic, Worthington and Coleman. The facility is part of the Pressure Cylinders segment of Worthington Industries.  Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metals manufacturing company with 2012 fiscal year sales of $2.5 billion.  Learn more at

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