Statement as issued by the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation:
Shipshewana, IN. (July 26, 2012) — Open Range RV Company and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation are excited to announce the expansion of Open Range RV Company at the company’s facilities located in Shipshewana, IN.
Open Range RV Company, founded in Shipshewana in 2007, has quickly grown to become a leader in the production of high quality fifth wheels and travel trailers, and has been recognized multiple times with the “Quality Circle Award” by the RV Dealers Association. Open Range RV’s lines are recognized industry wide for their quality, innovative floor designs, amenities, and low weight amongst many other features. “Our customer demand continues to necessitate our expansion at our home in Shipshewana” said Randy Graber, President of Open Range RV Company. “We are excited that our customers continue to appreciate the high quality units that we produce, and their dedication to our brand makes us continue to work hard and innovate for them.”
The company plans to add a 15,000 square-foot addition to their customer service center located just east of the company’s main Shipshewana campus. These investments will allow Open Range RV to operate more efficiently and provide an even higher level of service to their customers by having more parts and inventory on hand for custom projects as well as warranty work. The project will also result in the addition of 10-15 new employees with an average wage of $45,000/year. The Town of Shipshewana has initially approved a 10-yr tax abatement request from the company at the request of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation on the real estate improvements. "Open Range RV Company has been a great partner in Shipshewana and LaGrange County, and we’re happy to continue to support their continued growth as one of our largest employers" said Roger Yoder, President of the Shipshewana Town Council.
"Open Range RV’s continued growth in our community is a tribute to the quality craftsmanship that Open Range RV exemplifies, and truly is a testament to Open Range’s motto: “Enjoy the Journey!” We look forward to continuing to work with Open Range RV Company as they build upon their successes in LaGrange County" said Keith Gillenwater, President & CEO of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation.
About the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation
The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, established in 2009, is a 501(c) 3 corporation designed to assist business development needs. The LCEDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in LaGrange County and its communities. For more information about the LaGrange County EDC, please visit www.lagrangecountyedc.com or call at 260.499.4994
About Open Range RV Company
Open Range RV Company, based in Shipshewana, IN, is quickly becoming a leader in the production of high quality fifth wheels and travel trailers in just their third year of production. Open Range RV’s quality and craftsmanship has been recognized with the coveted RVDA “Quality Circle Award”. For more information on Open Range RV, LLC, please visit www.openrangerv.com or at (260).768.7771.