The LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. and town of Shipshewana announced plans for construction of a new RV service center at the Shipshewana Trading Place, according to a news release from the Development Corporation.
This comes after the Shipshewana Town Council unanimously approved tax abatements on real estate improvements and new equipment, an investment that is expected to be in excess of $1 million.
Leaders expect the project to be under way by March 22, and expect construction to be complete and the facility to be fully operational by August.
The newly created Shipshewana Trading Place RV Service Center plans call for construction of a 17,500 square-foot building that will serve as the customer service center located just southeast of the RV campground.
These investments will allow Shipshewana Trading Place RV Service Center to operate with state-of-the-art, high-tech equipment and provide a superior level of service to customers. The company plans to offer custom services as well as RV warranty work. The project will result up to 15 new employees with an average wage of $42,000 per year.
“We are very excited to receive approval from the Shipshewana Town Council for our abatement requests relating to our proposed service center,” Shipshewana Trading Place Director of Operations Brian Lambright said. “We are eager to get this project underway and strengthen our continued partnership with Shipshewana and LaGrange County. The primary factors that led to us locating this facility in LaGrange County and the town of Shipshewana were the quality workforce, favorable business environment and commitment from the LaGrange County EDC to assist in bringing it to fruition.”