Expansion plans are in the works for a Nappanee business following the approval of a five-year tax abatement.
Officials with Newmar Industries, 355 Delaware St., want to move and expand the company’s service facility to a location at 1301 Stahly Drive, according to the Goshen News. Newmar is planning to make a $5,062,000 real property investment and a $2,758,000 personal property investment, including manufacturing equipment, logistics, distribution equipment and informational technology equipment. The company expects to add at least 13 full-time positions with an average rate of $33.24 per hour.
Joe Shoemaker, vice president of administration said they also want to increase the number of service bays from 35 to 50. In doing so, Newmar officials hope to decrease the wait time for their service warranty work and increase their ability to offer extra service and after sales, according to Shoemaker. He said they’ll be taking the existing 50,000-square-foot facility and adding 80,000 square feet plus another 28,000 for office space.