CrossRoads RV broke ground on April 19 on a new 93,000 sq.-ft. manufacturing facility with 5,000 sq.-ft of office space adjacent to CrossRoads existing 45-acre campus in Topeka, Indiana. The new manufacturing facility will house the companyâ€™s Cruiser product line.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered CrossRoads RV tax credits and training grants based on the companyâ€™s job creation plans.Â The town of Topeka granted a tax phase-in for the project.Â An additional 250 jobs will be created by this expansion. â€œIndiana entered the recession making about half of all RVâ€™s.Â Now, weâ€™re making more than four out of five,â€ noted Governor Mitch Daniels said in a statement.Â â€œThatâ€™s what happens when businesses in a tough economy look hard to see which state has the best economic climate.â€
CrossRoads RV, a division of Thor Industries, is one of the nationâ€™s fastest growing recreational vehicle manufacturers.Â CrossRoads provides a variety of fifth-wheel and towable RV which Â are known throughout the industry for their exceptional quality and value, featuring attributes previously available only on more expensive competitorsâ€™ units. The Cruiser product line has been one of CrossRoadsâ€™ most popular products since its debut 10 years ago.
According to Don Emahiser, President of CrossRoads RV, â€œWeâ€™re pleased to be able to expand our facilities in Topeka. The new Cruiser facilityâ€™s design adds flexibility to how we manufacture and keep up with demand.â€
Nuway Construction, a design/build general contractor located in Goshen, was chosen for the project.Â According to Randy Huffman, President of Nuway Construction, â€œThis facility has been specifically designed to meet CrossRoads RVâ€™s lean manufacturing needs.â€Â The new facility will be completed in the August of 2012.