Forest River Inc. is expanding operations with the addition of three new 100,000-square-foot facilities in a new industrial park in Goshen, Ind., and that could mean 340 new jobs by 2007.
The plants should be open by August 2005, according to a report in the Elkhart Truth.
In its expansion efforts over the last two years, Forest River, headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., has added six new buildings and 10 facilities in the last four years.
“Forest River has had a very good year,” spokesman Mike Stump said.
The new facilities will be part of a new 174-acre industrial park on the southeast side of Goshen. Forest River will sell several of the 12 parcels it owns there to other manufacturers, but Stump said the company will keep some land for its own growth.
City officials have worked with Forest River to extend utilities and roads for the new park. A tax-increment-financing district was established and a combination of city, state and Forest River money is paying for infrastructure improvements.
The city worked with Forest River in the company’s previous expansion, using a tax-increment-financing district to help the company build infrastructure for its three previous plants, which added around 200 jobs.