The movement of taking your home with you when traveling appears to be benefiting Alliance RV in Elkhart.
According to the Indiana Economic Development Corp., the company announced plans March 16 to add up to 650 new jobs by the end of 2023. The company already has hired 75 people toward the goal, the state said.
“Home to more than 80% of North America’s RV production, Indiana continues to grow its reputation as the ‘RV Capital of the World’ thanks to companies like Alliance RV,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb. “Alliance RV has achieved phenomenal success ever since they opened their doors here in 2019, and we look forward to supporting them as they continue providing quality careers for Hoosiers.”
Alliance RV, which launched its Elkhart operations in 2019, is investing more than $33 million to grow its manufacturing campus on Benchmark Drive in Elkhart. The company, which currently manages three manufacturing and office facilities totaling 254,000 square feet, plans to build and equip two additional 120,000-square-foot production facilities to support increased production of its line of luxury fifth-wheel RVs.
The state said construction for the third and fourth buildings is slated to begin this spring and be complete by December.
“Alliance RV is proud to be headquartered in the great state of Indiana,” said Coley Brady, Alliance RV co-founder. “Our knowledgeable workforce and the hard-working drive of our team has allowed us to grow at a rapid pace from inception while delivering exceptional product quality.”
When Alliance RV initially launched two years ago, it committed to creating 275 jobs by 2023, the state said. However, market demand throughout 2020 drove the company to quickly fill 350 full-time jobs. The company is hiring for an assortment of manufacturing positions.
“It is very promising that a company as new as Alliance is poised and ready to expand,” said Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson. “Elkhart’s rich history in RV manufacturing gives companies like Alliance a workforce ready and able to meet accelerated RV production demand.”
Founded by brothers Coley and Ryan Brady, Alliance RV is led by a team of RV industry veterans, with a mission to create a customer-driven product and long-term partnerships with its family of product owners and dealer partners. The company serves 150 dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Indiana manufactures nearly 83% of all RVs in the U.S. and Canada. According to the RV Industry Association, the RV industry contributes more than $32.4 billion annually to Indiana’s economy, with more than 640 businesses supporting 126,140 jobs for Hoosiers.
The IEDC is expected to offer Alliance RV up to $9.3 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s plans to create up to 650 jobs by the end of 2023. The IEDC also offered up to $1.7 million in conditional tax credits from the Hoosier Business Investment tax credit program based on the company’s planned capital investment in Indiana.
These tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is eligible to claim incentives once people are hired and investments are made. The city of Elkhart also is providing additional incentives.