Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) plans to invest more than $2 million to expand production operations for its Wabash Composites business with the opening of a facility in Frankfort, Indiana.
Located approximately 25 miles southeast of its Lafayette headquarters, Wabash National’s 100,000-square-foot facility will include manufacturing operations for a variety of diverse Wabash Composites products, including semi-trailer aerodynamic products, mobile storage containers, mobile offices and other cargo units. The plant, located at 901 W. Morrison Street, was previously occupied by Sun Chemical.
“In support of the continued success of our strategic growth and diversification efforts, we are extremely pleased to expand our Wabash Composites operations to Frankfort,” said Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer of Wabash National. “We want to express our appreciation to Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes and city officials for their support on this project, and look forward to joining area businesses as an economic contributor and community supporter.”
The expansion will accommodate continued future growth with the ability to hire additional personnel. Wabash National expects to create more than 100 jobs over the next five years.
“We are pleased to welcome Wabash National Corporation to Frankfort as a new and valued corporate citizen,” Mayor McBarnes said. “Their decision to expand their operations here further strengthens our economic development landscape while revitalizing a formerly vacant site at 901 West Morrison Street. The creation of the City’s Economic Development Plan continues to serve Frankfort well in positioning us to attract outstanding corporate leaders such as Wabash National.”
Wabash National will begin the hiring process in October, with initial operations expected to begin in December. More information about available jobs and how to apply will be forthcoming.