Indiana-based cargo trailer manufacturer Stealth Trailers will soon establish a second location in the state, opening a new facility in Marion, IN, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) reports. As part of its growth, the company plans to create up to 115 new jobs by 2020.
“With the benefit of Indiana’s strong environment for manufacturing, Stealth Trailers has grown from a Hoosier startup into a major player in the trailer industry in less than 10 years,” said Elaine Bedel, IEDC president. “Indiana’s growing manufacturers like Stealth Trailer are supporting an industry that employs one in every five Hoosiers. As Stealth Trailers chooses to open its second manufacturing center in Indiana, we look forward to seeing what’s next for this Indiana company.”
The Bristol, IN-based company will lease and equip a 48,000-square-foot facility in Marion. Supplementing operations at its Bristol headquarters, the new facility will house complete trailer manufacturing operations, including trailer welding, assembly and final finishing. With the expanded production, the company will work to improve production lead time in support of its role as the market share leader of cargo trailers in the Midwest.
With equipment installation currently underway, the company plans to launch operations at the facility by Oct. 1. Stealth Trailers, which employs approximately 175 associates in Bristol, is currently hiring for positions across the company, including production supervisors, welders, office staff and general laborers. Interested applicants may apply by visiting www.stealthtrailer.com under the careers tab.
“After careful consideration of several locations, we have found the city of Marion, Grant County and the state of Indiana as the best possible solution for our expansion plans,” said Don Emahiser, president and CEO of Stealth Trailers. “The support we have received and expect to receive in the future has been nothing short of tremendous."
Founded in 2008, Stealth Trailers manufactures custom and standard trailers for customers across the Midwest. Offering trailers with a wide variety of sizes, colors and amenities, the company produces trailers ranging from small lawn trailers to large concession trailers. With a focus on unique design and aesthetics, the company’s trailers are sold by 150 dealers throughout the region.
“We are pleased that Stealth Trailers has chosen Marion to expand their operation,” said Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh. “This partnership will not only assist Stealth Trailers in increasing their productivity and growth, but it provides employment opportunities for those here in Marion and Grant County looking for a new career in manufacturing. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Stealth Trailers.”