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Goshen cabinet builder adding dozens of jobs this year

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on March 1, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.

GOSHEN — MasterBrand Cabinets will expand Goshen operations, adding up to 76 jobs by the end of the year, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced Friday, March 1.

The company will put $574,000 in equipment in its existing facility at 1002 Eisenhower Drive N. by the end of the month, adding capacity and product offerings, according to the IEDC.

“It’s a great joy to see a home-grown Hoosier company like MBCI succeed in our state,” said Gov. Mike Pence in the state’s announcement. “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 is headquartered in Jasper and has six facilities in the state, with 780 people working for it in Goshen.

“The city of Goshen is excited about MBCI expanding its operations here,” said Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman. “MBCI worked closely with the city of Goshen and the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County on this highly competitive project. We appreciate the company’s confidence in the vitality and vibrancy of our city and county.” 

The state offered MasterBrand up to $350,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $480,000 in training grants if the company creates the jobs as planned.

“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.”