A startup RV company offering high-end campers is considering Indiana’s Elkhart County for a $12 million investment.
The Elkhart Truth reported that Alliance RV is eyeing property at the southeast corner of C.R. 17 and Beck Drive for a production facility that could employ up to 175 people. The family-owned company plans to make fifth-wheel and tow-behind campers using quality materials, according to Chris Stager, president of the Elkhart County Economic Development Corp.
“They prefer to characterize them as high-end vehicles with premium materials and construction techniques,” he said Monday.
Stager introduced the plan to the Elkhart County Commissioners along with a financial incentives resolution, which the commissioners approved. Elkhart City Council was expected to vote on its own measure Monday night, because the city and county both have oversight of the property.
The company is owned by Thomas Coley Brady and Ryan Brady, of Granger. Both were prevously with Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC, a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc.
Stager said Alliance RV plans to build an $11.3 million, 132,500-square-foot manufacturing facility, and spend another $750,000 on equipment. It would additionally invest $100,000 in logistics equipment and $100,000 in IT equipment, according to the statement of benefits filed with the city.
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