Goshen, Ind.-based supplier Lippert Components Inc. plans to bring 180  jobs this year to the former A.J. Wright distribution center on South Bend’s west side, with the possibility of adding hundreds more in coming years.

The South Bend Tribune reported that Lippert makes a broad range of components for the RV and manufactured housing industries.

The company plans to lease the whole building at 1902 W. Sample St. for 12 years and sublet half of it to another distribution company, city officials announced this morning.

Lippert executives are committing to creating 180 jobs this year with a wage of $12.50 per hour. The number of jobs is projected to reach 380 during the next 10 years.

The company envisions taking over the entire facility in five or six years and building an expansion for large-scale manufacturing that would employ up to 700 people at the site.

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