Manufacturer Brings Jobs to Mishawaka

A Mishawaka manufacturer celebrates a major milestone because today, Patrick Industries showed off its new 30-thousand square foot addition with a state-of-the art powder-coat line.

This tall piece of equipment helps the manufacturer paint things like window frames or components on RV units, plus it's only the third line of its kind in the U.S.

Plant engineering manager Steve Patterson says, "there are other ones in the area..but they don't have the capability of the 25 foot vertical extrusion and it adds to the capability of this plant where we can broaden the value added that we can do for our customers. One stop shopping so to speak.”

Patrick Industries was founded nearly 50-years ago in Mishawaka and since then it has expanded to 13 states.

The new line is expected to bring 30 jobs to our area.

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