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Another Economic Boost for Weston

By: Amanda Lutz
By: Amanda Lutz

Thanks to new business, Crystal Finishings in Weston will add 150 positions over the next 12 to 16 months. In addition to these new jobs, the state is also pitching to help with the company's expansion.

Crystal Finishings specializes in finishing and coating steel, aluminum and plastic products. They already have 210 employees, but soon 150 more workers will join the staff thanks to new business from Mercury Marine.

Crystal Finishings was tapped to work on the Wisconsin-based boat manufacturer’s latest motor. Those new jobs will be spread throughout the company.

"The type of jobs will be warehousing, purchasing, painting, assembly, pretty much your general manufacturing jobs," says president Mark Matthiae.

Crystal Finishings was also awarded a $200,000 "Technology Zone" tax credit from the state. That will also help create new jobs.

Matthiae says its a win-win situation for the company and the local economy because many of the jobs carry family-supporting wages.

"These jobs that were created could've gone outside the state or the country, so it's crucial to the state to let that happen," he says.

Weston Village Administrator Dean Zuleger also says he's very excited for the new job growth in the area.

Crystal Finishings will start the hiring process for these jobs next month.