Plastic component supplier B&B Molders is breaking ground on a $3.4 million expansion to its Mishawaka, Ind., facility that will add 33,000 square feet of production capacity.
“Over the next three years, we’ll be investing $3.4 million in the building and machinery used to enhance technology and training,” said President Britt Murphey. “The expansion will allow B&B to more efficiently manufacture parts and assemblies while enhancing our existing ability to provide sonic welding, pad printing and assembly services.”
The company, founded in 1963, said the expansion would add 18 employees to its 65-member workforce.
B&B received a tax abatement from the St. Joseph County Council along with a tax credit through the Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit Program for the project.
“These partnerships with the state and county are gratifying and are valuable in encouraging economic development,” said Murphey. “I want this project to act as a catalyst for all types of industrial expansion in this region.”
B&B supplies a variety of plastic molded components to the RV industry, concentrated in neighboring Elkhart County. The firm also services several other industries.
“While a majority of our business comes from the RV industry, a growing portion of business is the custom industrial market,” said Murphey, noting B&B is ISO 9001 certified and in September will apply for ISO 9000/2000 certification. “We also supply components to contractors working with the Department of Defense.”