Open Range RV Co. will be expanding operations at its facilities in Shipshewana, Ind., according to a press release from the LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC).
The company plans to add a 15,000-square-foot addition to its customer service center located just east of the company’s main Shipshewana campus. The release stated that these investments “will allow Open Range RV to operate more efficiently and provide a higher level of service to their customers by having more parts and inventory on hand for custom projects as well as warranty work.” The project will also result in the addition of 10-15 new employees with an average wage of $45,000/year.
The Town of Shipshewana has initially approved a 10-year tax abatement request from the company at the request of the LCEDC. “Open Range RV has been a great partner in Shipshewana and LaGrange County, and we’re happy to continue to support their continued growth as one of our largest employers” said Roger Yoder, president of the Shipshewana Town Council.
“Our customer demand continues to necessitate our expansion at our home in Shipshewana” said Randy Graber, president of Open Range . “We are excited that our customers continue to appreciate the high quality units that we produce, and their dedication to our brand makes us continue to work hard and innovate for them.”
Open Range, founded in 2007, produces fifth-wheels and travel trailers under the Open Range, Mesa Ridge, Journeyer, Residential, Roamer and Light brand names. Since its inception, the company has earned several Quality Circle Awards from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).
“Open Range RV’s continued growth in our community is a tribute to the quality craftsmanship that Open Range RV exemplifies, and truly is a testament to Open Range’s motto: “Enjoy the Journey!” We look forward to continuing to work with Open Range RV Co. as they build upon their successes in LaGrange County,” said Keith Gillenwater, LCEDC president and CEO.