Elkhart, Ind., officials will decide if a California-based company looking to expand here should get a tax break.

Trim-Lok, based in Buena Park, Calif., is considering a $1.89 million expansion here that would create 35 jobs paying an average of $21.71 an hour by October 2018. The Elkhart City Council took preliminary action toward approval of the property tax abatement on July 6 and is to take final action at its regular meeting July 20.

The firm, which makes plastic and rubber seals, gaskets and trim used in the recreational vehicle industry, is considering an expansion at 1642 Gateway Court, north of Elkhart Municipal Airport. If plans proceed, the firm could start operating here by October, a company official told the council July 6.

Under the proposal, Trim-Lok would get a five-year tax break that would save the firm $55,642 in property taxes in the period. It would still pay $30,758 in property taxes in the period.

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