New Factory Will Add 125 Jobs in Mankato

Imperial Plastics reportedly plans to build a 69,120-square-foot facility in Mankato, where it intends to employ 125 people.

About 125 new jobs are coming to the southern Minnesota city of Mankato.

Imperial Plastics, Inc., a Lakeville-based maker of molded plastics, plans to add a 69,120-square-foot facility in the city, according to a report by the Mankato Free Press. The city’s planning commission approved the plan, which now awaits City Council approval.

Imperial Plastics’ President Norman Oberto told the Mankato news outlet that the property on which the company plans to build has sufficient space for the factory to double in size—and the company could eventually double its work force there. Imperial Plastics reportedly hopes to begin construction in late spring and finish in the fall.

Imperial Plastics, which now employs about 525 people, reportedly selected Mankato for its expansion due to the city’s proximity to Lakeville and because of its skilled work force.

Located about 80 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, Mankato is home to an impressive and growing number of businesses that provide opportunities for workers seeking quality jobs and good pay.

Twin Cities Business recently asked businesspeople who live and work in the city what is contributing to its growth. To learn more about Mankato, read the magazine’s October feature story here.