A Shelby County, Ohio, recreational vehicle maker is getting some state incentives to bulk up its work force.
The Ohio Tax Credit Authority Monday (Jan. 25) approved a six-year, 45% job creation tax credit for Airstream Inc., which plans to fill 99 new jobs. Much of that work will be done on a new, lower priced product line, according to the Dayton Business Journal.
The tax credit, worth more than $225,000, was one of more than 20 awarded to expansion projects around Ohio.
In a recent interview with the Dayton Business Journal, Airstream President and CEO Bob Wheeler said the company had doubled production since August and was bringing back laid off workers to meet demand.
Airstream — which peaked at more than 400 workers in 2006 — had dropped to 160 workers in 2009. By the end of last year it was back up to 210 employees.
Airstream is a subsidiary of Jackson Center-based Thor Industries Inc.