German Manufacturer Opening U.S. Facility in Elkhart

Sixty-two new jobs will be coming to Elkhart, thanks to a German company.

Kiel NA, a manufacturer of seating for buses and trains, will be investing $3.78 million to lease and equip a 20,000 square-foot facility located at 4519 Wyland Dr. in Elkhart. Kiel will purchase new machinery and information technology equipment for its facility slated to be operational this fall.

It is their first U.S. facility, creating up to 62 new jobs by 2015.

As part of the project, Kiel will purchase new machinery and information technology equipment for its facility slated to be operational this fall.

"Kiel has become a well-known and trusted strategic partner in the European market. So it only makes sense for us to expand to North America," said Mark Walter, director of finance at Kiel North America. "Indiana is a great location to set up our base of operation due to economic reasons as well its central location in the United States."

Kiel employs approximately 750 associates worldwide and plans to begin hiring new administrative, engineering, sales and production associates this October.


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