Postle Aluminum Running in Expansion Mode

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July 22, 2013 by   Comments Off on Postle Aluminum Running in Expansion Mode

Elkhart, Ind.-based distributor Postle Aluminum Co. continues to grow operations, recently announcing its third expansion in eight years.

As reported by the South Bend Tribune, though most of the company’s largest clients are located in the Elkhart area, it chose to make this more than $12.5 million expansion at its Cassopolis, Mich., plant. The company broke ground earlier this month and plans to be in full production March 1.

“We had multiple locations here in Indiana to consider,” said Kevin Robinson, Postle president and CEO. But, he explained, many factors made Cassopolis the best place for the expansion, including a $400,000 grant awarded to the village of Cassopolis specifically for the company to use for on-the-job training.

Postle, which was founded in 1974 by John Postle, produces and distributes extruded aluminum products. Its main focus is the recreational vehicle market, including companies such as Thor Industries Inc. and Forest River Inc., both in Elkhart; Jayco Inc., of Middlebury; Fleetwood RV Inc., of Decatur; and Monaco, currently operating in Wakarusa.

The company also serves other markets, including fencing, specialty trailer, aluminum fabrication, truck component and building products.

Postle, which has nearly 400 employees, runs three shifts at most of its locations. Besides the Cassopolis division, Postle has three divisions in Elkhart — Midwest on Pine Creek Court, which houses corporate offices and distribution; Temple on Tuscany Drive, an aluminum manufacturer and coding division; and Reflex on Purina Drive, a steel and aluminum job shop.

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