Innovation Brings Jobs To WI

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 1:45pm

An innovation in Rock County could lead to about 100 new manufacturing jobs. Monterey Mills in Janesville produces fabric for more than 100 million paint rollers every year. It's about 50 percent of the company's business. Now Monterey Mills is rolling out a new product, and it has 14 patents protecting its new collapsible paint roller. The new product won a prestigious award from the American Brush Manufacturers Association and is being hailed as the greatest innovation in the industry since 1946, when the paint roller was invented. Sinykin said the company is hoping to get its new machines in place later this month and to begin production later this year. For more information, visit

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