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Wabash National Corp. Plans to Develop Manufacturing Site in Little Falls « Back to Search Results

Wabash National Corp. has purchased and plans to renovate a 53-acre manufacturing site – formerly Larson Boats – in Little Falls and use it to manufacture select parts for the semi-trailer and truck body market using a propriety molded structural composite (MSC) technology.

Wabash National Corp. is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. It is headquartered in Lafayette, Ind. This is its first production facility in Minnesota.

The project entails significant renovations to its 600,000 square feet of buildings and adding machinery and equipment for manufacturing. Overall, it’s expected to cost $11 million, with $500,000 for renovations to the existing facility.

The company expects to create 70 new full-time jobs paying an average wage of $18.18 per hour within the first two years of the project. It plans to have about 30 employees at the facility by the end of June and 70 by the end of next year.

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