Earthbound RV LLC has started production and hiring at its new manufacturing facility in Marion, Ind., according to the Marion Chronicle-Tribune.
The company currently has about 15 employees and hopes to hire 70 full-time workers within the year. In February, Earthbound RV announced it was relocating from Elkhart County and creating up to 300 new jobs by 2013. The Chronicle-Tribune reports the company has a $2 million sales backlog.
Earthbound RV is building eco-friendly towable recreational vehicles.
The production line is about 65% complete.
In the last 2 1/2 weeks, Earthbound says it has added six new dealers to its list. That brings its national dealer distribution network to 36.