Responding to rising demand, Bremen, Ind.-based Precision Painting Inc. is launching a new paint shop in Elkhart and plans to add up to 100 skilled workers at the facility.
According to partner Todd Hunt, the new company will be called Millennium with hiring set to begin in April. In 2011, Precision purchased Carrera Custom Painting Inc., also located in Elkhart. The firm, established in 1995, provides high-end production painting for the RV OEM sector.
“Right now we’re running 22 units a day out of the two facilities,” said Hunt. “With the new shop, we’re looking to add another 10 units a day.”
Mike Leman, also a partner in Precision, said that demand dictated the expansion. “The last two years have been incredible,” said Leman. “We knew we would thrive when the economy improved, however, being able to bring 100 new jobs to Elkhart makes us feel great about what we are now able to give back to the community.”
Hunt reported that staffing plans are to add 10-15 workers at a time. Currently, the company is taking applications in person at its Elkhart facility on Herman Street from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.