Construction Begins on Winnebago Expansion

Posted: Updated:
(photo courtesy Winnebago) (photo courtesy Winnebago)
MIDDLEBURY -

Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE: WGO) has broken ground on a more than $12 million expansion project in Middlebury. The company is adding 200,000 square feet of space at its Winnebago Towables campus with plans to add up to 125 jobs by 2019.

The Elkhart Truth reports the new space will be located just east of the company's current facility. Chief Executive Officer Michael Happe told the publication the growth of both the company and the industry created the opportunity for expansion.

Happe said the support from state and local officials helped the decision to grow in Indiana and further growth could be possible.

"Winnebago Industries has a presence in four different states and we felt for this business we wanted to continue to invest in a contiguous piece of land next to its current campus, and we think it’s the right place to be right now for this business," said Happe. "If business dictates and things keep going on the path they’re on, then we should be able to take on future phases as well. We believe the story we have unfolding at Winnebago Industries and the momentum of the Winnebago Towable business, our culture and hopefully fair wages and overall compensation and benefits for employees will allow us to attract the employees we need for this project."

Winnebago Towables first announced plans to locate in Middlebury in 2015.

  • Perspectives

    • How Well Are You Tracking Your Marketing?

      One of the first metrics business owners learn about is return on investment, or ROI. Earning the highest possible ROI is critical when running a business. You make investments with the expectation that you’ll have something to show for them. So how's the ROI on your investment in marketing and advertising? If you’re like most business owners, your answer is something like "I think it's pretty good" or "things seem to be working."

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Lift Off! Indy-to-Paris Service Begins

      A new chapter in Indiana air connectivity began Thursday as the state's first year-round, nonstop transatlantic air service began. The Delta Air Lines flight left Indianapolis International Airport Thursday evening in what Executive Director Mario Rodriguez calls a "historical moment" for the state. The first Paris-to-Indy flight will arrive Friday afternoon, carrying Governor Eric Holcomb, who has wrapped up a week-long economic development trip in Europe.

    • (photo courtesy Dax Norton)

      Whitestown Again Indiana's Fastest-Growing Community

      The town manager of Whitestown says he is not surprised the town is the fastest-growing community in Indiana for the seventh consecutive year. The Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says the Boone County town's population grew 7.6 percent last year. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Dax Norton said the commercial, industrial and retail sectors are driving the continued growth in population. Using estimates from the...

    • This is Eli Lilly and Co.'s first appearance on the list.

      Hoosier Companies Among Top For Diversity

      Three Indiana-based companies are included in DiversityInc magazine’s 2018 list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The publication ranks the companies based on the results of a more than 200-question survey, which assesses each company in key areas such as talent pipeline and supplier diversity.

    • No Degree, No Problem: Top Jobs that Don't Require a College Degree

      The professional job market is competitive, with most positions requiring a college degree just to get in the door. However, college is both expensive and a serious time commitment.  Many of those who can’t afford college are still in search of jobs that pay well and can provide a career pathway to a sustainable life. Some of these men and women are skilled at working with their hands and want to apply their craft to something other than an office setting.

    • Medical Device Manufacturer to Close Plainfield Facility

      California-based DJO Global has announced plans to close its facility in Plainfield. In a notice to the state, the medical device manufacturer says it will lay off 70 employees beginning in August before the facility closes at the end of October.