MJB Wood Group, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial wood products, held a grand opening ceremony for its new 500,000 square-foot facility on a 38-acre lot near Bristol, Indiana, on July 27. The new MJB facility has replaced an older 228,000 square-foot facility in the area that MJB has outgrown.
The new facility increases MJB’s ability to meet the sourcing needs of customers in the immediate area and throughout the Midwest, including those in the RV industry. Over the past five years, MJB has experienced tremendous growth in the region, exceeding 18% year-over-year revenue growth.
“We are excited to open this new facility because of MJB’s commitment to the vibrant RV industry in Northern Indiana and the surrounding areas. This new facility will improve the efficiency of inbound and outbound freight, which will allow MJB to deliver more freight on time, while respecting the tight receiving window of customers,” said Scott Griggs, president of MJB Wood Group.
In addition to offering a more streamlined distribution experience for customers, the new MJB facility includes a 100,000 square-foot fabrication area that will allow MJB to offer custom services such as cut- to-size, CNC machining, moulding, kitting and light assembly.
“We have invested tens of millions of dollars in our new facility in Elkhart County because of the area’s strategic importance to the RV industry,” said Jeff Messick, executive vice president of MJB Wood Group. “Elkhart County manufactures 80% of the recreational vehicles on the road today, and the industry dates back nearly a century. More than a dozen major manufacturers of RVs call Elkhart County home, and we’re proud to call Elkhart home as well.”
The new facility employs 100 people, twice the number the current facility employs. Stonemont Financial Group developed the project and ARCO Construction Company served as general contractor.