A local manufacturer is hiring in a hurry.
Hentz Manufacturing LLC is doubling its workforce as it adds 50 to 75 jobs in cutting, sewing, warehousing and maintenance after receiving an order for more than 10,000 beds destined for military use.
Bob Hinty, Hentz’s owner, said he wants to fill the new jobs “pretty much right away.”
Hinty now employs about 65 at the factory at 1530 Progress Road, where he employed 175 at the beginning of last year. Customer demand for the company’s services fluctuates.
“We’ve had production go up and down in the past, but this looks a little more long-term,” he said.
Hinty declined to give a wage range for the new positions.
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