Trim and seal specialist Trim-Lok has entered into an agreement to occupy a new, state-of-the-art facility in Elkhart, Ind., the company reports. This facility will feature 150,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space and an additional 5,500 square feet of office space with the latest technologies to support all facets of the business.
Trim-Lok’s expansion will create many additional jobs, including manufacturing and warehouse jobs, as well as office positions to support the significant investment they are making into equipment to increase manufacturing capacity and implement new capabilities, according to the company. This location provides Trim-Lok with shorter transit lanes for raw material and finished goods and will allow better management of freight for both Trim-Lok and their customers.
Shipment times to their customers will be drastically decreased as they will now be able to better manage inventory in a more central location for customers east of the Rocky Mountains, Trim-Lok noted.
“Having manufacturing capabilities in the Midwest is a critical component of our ability to support our customers, especially with the market the way it is currently,” Dan Whitener, vice-president and chief operating officer, said. “We have had a fairly small, yet resilient, workforce and set of capabilities in our current 27,000 square feet facility. With the expansion, we will be growing not only our physical footprint but our workforce and capability set.”