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The Journal Gazette

Friday, April 28, 2017 2:11 pm

UTV builder to expand in Whitley, add 67 jobs

The Journal Gazette

American LandMaster, a manufacturer, designer and distributor of off-road utility vehicles, will invest more than $4 million with an expansion that could create nearly 70 jobs in Columbia City within three years.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said in a news release Friday the company will lease and equip a 112,000-square-foot space at 2499 S. County Road 600 East near U.S. 30.

The new location will become the company’s headquarters and accommodate the consolidation of American LandMaster’s manufacturing operations in Roseland, Louisiana, and Fort Wayne.

Founded in 1959, American LandMaster has built and distributed more than 1 million American-made utility vehicles. The company offers full-size, crew, electric and fun karts for work or play.

With the expansion, the company expects to create up to 67 jobs by 2020.

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