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          Citing growing demand for its towable RVs, Middlebury, Ind.-based Grand Design RV plans a plant expansion that will create 35 new jobs paying an average $35 hourly rate, the company announced Friday (March 20).

The Elkhart Truth reported that the 65,000-square foot addition in the middle structure of its C.R. 2 complex will double the size of the company’s lamination facility, where sidewalls, ceilings and aluminum frames are made, said president and CEO Don Clark.

The news comes a year after Grand Design experienced another growth spurt. From January through the end of February 2014, it hired 70 new workers, and in March 2014, it added a third production line that was expected to create 65 more jobs.

Friday’s announcement will bring the plant’s total employment to about 670.

Less than a month ago the company confirmed it bought 80 acres across C.R. 2 for a possible future expansion and is extending a sewer line from White Pigeon, Mich., that is expected to spur more economic development in the area.

“Grand Design has been in a rapid expansion mode ever since we opened our doors just two years ago,” Clark said.

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