Lippert to Break Ground on Manufacturing Plant

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Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. will Monday break ground on a new facility at its manufacturing complex in Goshen. LCI says the 107,000-square-foot facility will be used for the manufacturing of I-beams used in nearly every chassis frame the company produces.

President Scott Mereness says LCI has invested $30 million into the new facility, which represents the company's largest investment to date.

LCI manufactures chassis for the towable RV, trailer, park model and residential housing markets. The company says the new beam processing center will present long-term benefits to both customers and employees by improving the safety and quality of I-beams while at the same time reducing the amount of scrap created in the production process.

LCI says its existing beam-related employees will be trained to perform jobs within the new facility or relocated to other positions. The company did not state whether any new jobs would be created.

The facility will include state-of-the-art equipment to produce the I-beams that will then be shipped to Lippert Components Assembly Plants to be installed into chassis frames. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Monday.

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