In addition to its 22-acre campus in Lancaster, California, Lance will add an assembly plant and component warehouse in Decatur, Indiana.
The Lance Decatur facilities will manufacture travel trailers for Lance dealers in the eastern half of North America. Mike Lanciotti, Rev Recreation Group president, said the plant will fill a growing interest and demand for travel trailers for Midwest and East U.S. dealers.
“Adams County is known for its loyal and diligent workforce, many with expertise in RV manufacturing,” Lanciotti said. “We look forward to more employees joining the Lance team.”
This expansion will create more than 100 jobs in Adams County, with initial recruiting expected to begin in early April. Preliminary startup is planned for July, with production ramp-up to follow for six to eight months.
Lance received support both from Adams County and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. in the form of property tax abatements and incentive-based tax credits. Tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once Hoosiers are hired.
Ann Lathrop, executive vice president of global investments for the Indiana Economic Development Corp., said the team is excited Lance Camper chose to expand its operations into Indiana.
“As the ‘RV Capital of the World,’ Indiana offers a business-friendly climate and skilled workforce for a variety of RV and camper manufacturers to increase production and meet rising demand of Hoosiers wanting to explore,” Lathrop said.
For more information about job openings, visit Lance Camper’s website.