Signicast announced the expansion of its Hartford, Wis., facilities with the purchase of 52 acres of land adjacent to its existing location. Signicast, a commercial investment-casting company, will invest $50 million throughout 2011-2013 to build two facilities for needed capacity. Current plans allow for an additional three production buildings and a support building on the site, which would bring the total investment to more than $150 million. Phase-one construction of two buildings is set to begin in September 2011.

The first building will be an additional secondary operations facility, and the second building will be the next casting facility. The company plans to begin equipping the casting facility in 2012. Signicast employs more than 600 people.