Maker of truck bodies plans to add up to 350 jobs in Goshen

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Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of customized truck bodies, said Tuesday that it plans to add up to 350 jobs in its headquarters city of Goshen by 2015.

The publicly traded company, which has manufacturing operations in five states, said it will invest nearly $8 million to refurbish and equip facilities on its 100 acre-campus in Elkhart County.

Supreme, which currently employs 630 in Goshen and more than 1,600 nationwide, will begin hiring manufacturing workers later this year.
"Supreme has chosen Indiana as its expansion site due to the labor force, its strong heritage in specialty vehicles and the continued support from the state," Supreme CEO Kim Korth said.

The company, founded 33 years ago, builds and distributes commercial truck bodies and buses, including armored trucks, dry-freight and insulated cargo vans, service vans, shuttle buses and trolleys.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Supreme Industries up to $1.5 million in conditional tax credits and up to $67,500 in training grants based on the company's job-creation plans. The city of Goshen will consider additional property tax abatement.


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