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CrossRoads RV to build new HQ in Topeka

Statement as issued for release Tuesday morning:

Topeka, IN. (August 13, 2012) — CrossRoads RV and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Town of Topeka, are excited to announce the construction of a new corporate headquarters building at their facilities in Topeka, IN.

CrossRoads RV, a division of Thor Industries, is headquartered in Topeka, IN, where they also produce their units. CrossRoads RV manufactures a wide variety of high-quality fifth-wheel and towable RV’s that are renowned for their exceptional quality, versatility, and value. This project will consist of the construction of a new 22,000 square-foot corporate headquarters facility adjacent to their current manufacturing campus and will support the creation of up to 10 new positions, as well as the retention of an current staffing levels.

The Town of Topeka council, at the request of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, approved the use of tax abatements on the investment into the new facility at their August 13th meeting, estimated to be valued at around $2 million dollars in total. “We are grateful for the continued support we receive and the partnership we have created with the Town of Topeka,” said Michael Kloska, Executive Vice-President of CrossRoads RV. “Building our new corporate headquarters in Topeka demonstrates our commitment to the community. The Town of Topeka continues to offer a quality workforce and a pro-business environment, which makes it a great place to do business.”

"CrossRoads RV continues to be a great partner in the Town of Topeka, and we're very excited that they continue to expand their operations within LaGrange County," said Keith Gillenwater, President & CEO of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation. "Crossroads RV’s commitment to growing their company in LaGrange County is proof of the high quality workforce and community support that companies like Crossroads RV receive from our LaGrange County communities. The addition of a brand new corporate headquarters building right on the main corridor into Topeka will demonstrate to visitors and residents alike that Topeka is a great place to do business!”

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 with 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 us at 260.499.4994.

About Crossroads RV, LLC

Topeka, Indiana based CrossRoads RV manufactures a wide variety of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and destination trailers at five plant locations. Its products are distributed through dealers throughout the United States, Canada, France, Japan, and Australia. CrossRoads RV is a division of Thor Industries, Inc. More information on the company can be obtained online at www.crossroadsrv.com or by calling 888-226-7496.

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