Manufacturing continues to play a key role in the Stateline economy despite taking some punishment during the recession. Some local manufacturers, such as Header Die and Tool are continuing to grow despite the tough economic times. Header has added 7 new employees over the past six months to raise their total number to 45. President Lucas Derry says, “We are looking forward to an even better 2011. We’ve seen a nice recovery in 2010. We actually grew a little bit over our 2008 numbers.” Derry adds he hopes to hire even more new workers during the upcoming year.