Leer Group opens new manufacturing plant
Elkhart-based Leer Group last week cut the ribbon on its new Midwest manufacturing plant. The company said the facility will allow for an increase in manufacturing capacity for its commercial aluminum truck caps and the addition of 25 jobs.
The company invested a total of $2 million to convert about 13,000 square feet of warehouse space to manufacturing space.
Leer Group, which also produces tonneau covers and other truck accessories, said the new plant will help accommodate growing demand for its truck caps, specifically in the commercial and fleet segments.
“This facility opening couldn’t have come at a more opportune time,” Curt Cline, vice president of operations at Leer Group parent J.B. Poindexter & Co., said in a news release. “When lead times are extreme, it gives us the capacity to reduce delivery times to better meet the needs of our customers in today’s important Commercial segment.”
Leer Group bills itself as the largest manufacturer and supplier of fiberglass and aluminum truck caps, tonneau covers and truck accessories in North America. The company employs more than 1,000 people nationwide, including 340 in Indiana.
The company has manufacturing plants in Indiana, California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and Mexico.