Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC is planning to buy and equip a 125,000 square-foot manufacturing facility for $2,6 million and create up to 265 jobs over the next 3 years. In February, the company purchased the last active towable RV trademarks from Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.
“Elkhart’s recreational vehicle industry continues to show resilience in the face of a tough national economy,” said Mitch Roob, Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Heartland’s investment further proves that Elkhart’s traditional industries will play an equal part with emerging sectors in bringing new opportunities to this region.”
Heartland Recreational Vehicles, which employs more than 900 associates across North Central Indiana, plans to begin hiring additional manufacturing and supervisory associates immediately as the new product lines are phased in. The acquisition of the former Fleetwood brands will allow Heartland to expand into markets in the western United States.
Read the rest of Heartland’s press release at Inside Indiana Business – RV Maker Announces Expansion Project