William Kuehne has joined Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Elixir Industries Inc. as division manager of its aluminum extrusion and RV products for its reopened facility in Mishawaka, according to a press release.
Previously Kuehne has held management positions with companies supplying the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, mass transit and heavy truck industries.
Elixir President and COO Dwight Knowles reported that the Mishawaka plant, which had been in operation for over 35 years, reopened in 2011 with a number of additional offerings. Since reopening, the division has introduced an RV entry door with a production process that is “one of a kind in the industry,” according to Knowles.
He noted that new and additional jobs will become available at the Mishawaka location as the division restarts idled equipment and customer demand continues to increase.
Elixir Industries Inc. is preparing to reopen a plant it closed about 18 months ago in Mishawaka, Ind., according to WXIN-TV, Indianapolis
John Willis, director of new business development at Elixir Industries, said that in the next few months the aluminum extrusion business plans to begin production with about 30 employees.
In a year, it expects to have 100 workers. The company traditionally supplies the manufactured housing industry but is expanding because of potential long-term growth in the recreational vehicle industry.