Goshen News, Goshen, IN

March 1, 2013

Goshen cabinet company to add jobs


THE GOSHEN NEWS

GOSHEN — MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. will expand its Goshen operation and ad up to 76 jobs by the end of the year.

The company plans to invest $574,000 in equipment that will add additional capacity and expand the product offering produced at its 484,500 square-foot facility at 1002 Eisenhower Drive N. The company is headquartered in Jasper. The expansion, which is expected to be completed by the end of March, will include the installation of a new miter cell, shaping and finishing equipment, an oven and additional tools to facilitate assembly.

“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 work force has a proud history of making high quality cabinetry here.”

The company already employs 780 people in Goshen and 2,800 at its six Indiana facilities,

Founded in 1954 in Celestine, Ind., MBCI is a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home and Security and manufactures standard to custom made cabinet brands such as Kitchen Craft, Omega, Homecrest and Diamond.

“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 Corp. 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 Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company up to $350,000 in tax credits and up to $80,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans.