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Goshen manufacturer plans to add up to 200 new jobs by 2023

Posted at 1:16 PM, Apr 01, 2019

GOSHEN — An Elkhart County-based manufacturer plans to increase production and add up to 200 new, high-wage jobs by 2023.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation made the announcement Monday regarding the increase in production at Viewrail, a family-owned and -operated manufacturer of custom floating stairs, railing systems and stair components.

"Indiana's hardwood industry has an annual economic impact of over $10 billion and supports 70,000 Hoosier jobs because of companies like Viewrail choosing to grow and operate in our state," Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in a statement. "Indiana's pro-growth business climate, rich history of agriculture and robust hardwood sector make our state the ideal location for Viewrail to expand its operations."

According to the IEDC, the company will invest more than $12 million to double it's footprint in Indiana, expanding and equipping its exisiting production facility in Goshen by an additional 40,000 square feet. The new space will be used to house new machinery and IT hardware and will allow the company to expand its metal and wood shops to increase production of railing, stairs and stair parts.

The company, which has 135 employees, is currently hiring for positions in administration, production and shipping. New jobs are expected to offer salaries above the county and state average wage.

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"We started this company in my basement in Goshen, and we now have four separate facilities comprising 140,000 square feet, all located within a mile of each other," Len Morris, founder and owner of Viewrail, said in a statement. "Our belief is that our products are long lasting, but people are eternal. We're fortunate to be able to find people of this quality right here in Goshen, Indiana."

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