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A California-based manufacturing company is eyeing Elkhart, Ind., for an expansion and is asking the city for a tax break to make it happen.

Trim-Lok Inc., a company that primarily works on the production of weather seals for recreational vehicles, is looking to move into 1642 Gateway Court, north of the Elkhart Municipal Airport. It’s expecting to invest $1,890,000 in personal property and real property improvements.

The project is expected to create 35 new jobs with an average wage of $21.71 an hour over the course of three years. If everything goes according to plan, the company could start operating in October, General Manager Darryl Torrey said.

Trim-Lok is voluntarily committing to contributing 15% of its total property tax savings to the city’s tax abatement development fund, according to a proposed resolution.

The Elkhart City Council approved the proposed resolution unanimously on first reading, and the next step is a public hearing and formal action at the council’s next meeting.

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