SHINE held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its new global headquarters in downtown Janesville, Wisconsin. The ribbon cutting was led by the Forward Janesville Goodwill Ambassadors.
SHINE employees were joined at the celebration by neighbors and Janesville community members. In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, guests of the ceremony were asked to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others). A full barrel of donations was collected for the local food pantry.
At the time, SHINE had approximately 35 occupying the top floor of the Prospect 101 building at 101 E. Milwaukee Street. The building is approximately 6 miles north of the future production facility, which will be built near the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.
SHINE selected Janesville for the location of its production facility after an extensive site selection process in 2012.