Da-Lite adding 40 jobs in Warsaw

March 31st, 2017

Most will be used on new second shift

By Lisa Green | The Journal Gazette

A Warsaw company that makes projection screens is adding another shift and 40 full-time jobs.

Da-Lite Products currently employs 330 in Warsaw with a first and third shift. A second shift will be new, and employees are being added across all three, said Melissa Rone, senior marketing manager for Milestone AV Technologies, in an email response. Da-Lite is a brand of Milestone AV.

Da-Lite, which is having a job fair Thursday, is also adding temporary positions. The manufacturer normally boosts its staff in the summer to ramp up production.

“Most of our products are made to order to meet the many unique demands that our customers may have. They want a quality product made in the USA with a short lead time,” said Jim Gillum, director of operations, in a news release. “We are seeing sustained long-term growth in addition to a business ramp up earlier this year, and with several recent product launches, we want to make sure we are ready.”

Tarina Agler, manager of human resources, said general production employees are needed, along with welders, CNC operators, press operators, forklift drivers and a maintenance electrician.

Rone said candidates should be able to lift 50 to 70 pounds.

Pay is based on experience and skill set, the news release said, but starting wage for basic production is $13 an hour. Compensation includes a quarterly bonus and employees also have a benefits package.