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 company’s Cruiser product line.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered CrossRoads RV tax credits and training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The town of Topeka granted a tax phase-in for the project. An additional 250 jobs will be created by this expansion. “Indiana entered the recession making about half of all RV’s. Now, we’re making more than four out of five,” noted Governor Mitch Daniels said in a statement. “That’s what happens when businesses in a tough economy look hard to see which state has the best economic climate.”
CrossRoads RV, a division of Thor Industries, is one of the nation’s fastest growing recreational vehicle manufacturers. CrossRoads provides a variety of fifth-wheel and towable RV which are known throughout the industry for their exceptional quality and value, featuring attributes previously available only on more expensive competitors’ units. The Cruiser product line has been one of CrossRoads’ most popular products since its debut 10 years ago.
According to Don Emahiser, President of CrossRoads RV, “We’re pleased to be able to expand our facilities in Topeka. The new Cruiser facility’s design adds flexibility to how we manufacture and keep up with demand.”
Nuway Construction, a design/build general contractor located in Goshen, was chosen for the project. According to Randy Huffman, President of Nuway Construction, “This facility has been specifically designed to meet CrossRoads RV’s lean manufacturing needs.” The new facility will be completed in the August of 2012.