Cassopolis, Mich.-based DW Aluminum, a supplier to the RV industry in nearby Elkhart, Ind., has been given the go-ahead for a $6 million expansion project, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune.
The project will add 65,000 square feet to DW Aluminum’s 70,000-square-foot facility. The company is involved in aluminum extrusion and fabrication.
According to management, the new production area will duplicate the existing facility’s equipment and manufacturing processes to double production capacity.
“It means more growth and security,” said Kelly Sherman, human resource manager at DW Aluminum.
The company, which currently employs 48 people, could double that total. DW Aluminum plans to create 25 to 50 jobs out of the expansion, which is expected to be completed by spring 2005.
While the private investment is estimated at approximately $6 million, the village of Cassopolis is partnering with the company to make the expansion happen.
The community must install a 940-foot water main and abandon the existing main that runs through the proposed expansion at a cost of $110,000.
Cassopolis Village Manager Art Sciorra said the community will give DW Aluminum a 50 percent tax abatement for 12 years.