Indiana cabinet company set to expand in Goshen

Staff report

INDIANAPOLIS – A company that manufactures home cabinetry products announced plans Friday to expand its operations and create as many as 76 new jobs in Goshen by the end the year.

Jasper-based MasterBrand Cabinets plans to invest $574,000 in equipment that will add capacity and expand the product line made at its 484,500 square foot facility in Elkhart County. The expansion – to be completed by the end of March, will include the installation of a new miter cell, shaping and finishing equipment, an oven and additional tools to facilitate assembly.

“It’s a great joy to see a home-grown Hoosier company like MBCI succeed in our state,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. “Its decision to continue to grow here reminds us that our great workforce, fiscal stability and robust infrastructure make Indiana a state that works for business.”

The company already employs more than 780 workers in Goshen and 2,800 at its six Indiana facilities and has already starting hiring additional manufacturing, production and support associates.

“We are pleased to announce this investment in our products and capacities at the Goshen facility,” said Mark Stoppert, senior vice president of manufacturing, semi-custom cabinetry at MBCI. “The Goshen plant is a key facility in our manufacturing footprint in North America and the workforce has a proud history of making high quality cabinetry here.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered MasterBrand Cabinets up to $350,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $80,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.

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