Lippert Components broke ground Monday on a multi-million-dollar I-beam processing center in southeast Goshen.
This story by Jordan Fouts originally appeared in the Elkhart Truth.
The company is investing in a 107,000-square-foot facility on a 10-acre site on Skyview Road to enhance the manufacture of I-beams that form the framework of nearly every chassis it produces. The facility represents an investment of close to $30 million, according to company President Scott Mereness.
The new facility is designed to improve safety and quality and to reduce scrap inherent in the production of I-beams for chassis frames, according to information from LCI.
Current beam-related employees will be trained to perform jobs within the new facility or relocated to other positions within the company. The plant will contain all new equipment to produce I-beams that are then shipped to Lippert Components assembly plants to be built into chassis frames.