Collierville, Tenn.-based VersaTube Building Systems, a producer of American-made do-it-yourself steel building kits, has expanded its operations by opening a new manufacturing plant in Elkhart, Ind. The company says the move marks a time of growth, as it has seen a significant increase in business over the past few years. The new plant officially opened in May.
“We are thrilled to expand our business to Elkhart, Ind.,” said Bruce Ostrander, co-owner and vice president. “Establishing our roots in Elkhart was an easy decision for us to make. Not only is it a thriving manufacturing hub and the RV capital of the world, but Elkhart offers an experienced workforce pool and puts us in closer proximity to the four major Menards Distribution Centers, giving us the opportunity to reduce lead and delivery times. We are proud of our new facility and look forward to building a strong, lasting presence within the community of Elkhart.”
The 22,000-square-foot plant will use brand new equipment from Elkhart-based businesses to manufacture in-demand steel building products, including VersaTube’s popular DIY carports, garages and RV covers. There are currently 20 employees working at the plant, but this number is expected to grow as additional manufacturing projects are assigned. The plant will serve as an outlet to help strengthen VersaTube’s service to and relationship with Menards, one of their key and longest mass-merchant partners, as well as spark and enhance growth with others in the region.