Bristol, IN—MJB Wood Group, LLC broke ground on its new 500,000-sq.-ft. facility near Bristol, IN. It replaces an older 228,000-sq.-ft. facility in the area that MJB has outgrown.
Expected to open in the first quarter 2022, it will increase MJB’s ability to meet the sourcing needs of customers in the immediate area and throughout the Midwest, especially in the fast-growing RV industry. MJB Wood Group, owned by the Coors family of beer brewing fame, has experienced more than 18% year-over-year revenue growth in the region for the past five years. It originally announced plans to build the new wood component plant in March 2021.
“We’re investing tens of millions of dollars in our new facility in Elkhart County because of the area’s strategic importance to the RV industry,” says Jeff Messick, executive vice president of MJB Wood Group. Elkhart County manufactures 80% of the recreational vehicles in the U.S. More than a dozen major manufacturers of RVs are based in Elkhart County, with Genesis Products and Patrick Industries among key suppliers.
“We are excited to invest in this new facility because of MJB’s commitment to the vibrant RV industry in Northern Indiana and the surrounding areas,” says Scott Griggs, president of MJB Wood Group. “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.”
Offering a more streamlined distribution experience for customers, the new MJB facility includes a 100,000-sq.-ft. fabrication area that will allow it to offer custom services such as cut-to-size, CNC machining, moulding, kitting, and light assembly.
“The Coors family are proud owners of MJB, and we are very excited to expand our investment and workforce in Bristol and Elkhart County to serve our growing, primary end markets of RV, cabinets, furniture, and transportation,” says Timothy Coors, chairman of MJB Wood Group, LLC. “In Bristol, Indiana, we truly have a supportive partnership with the city, county and community. We could not have selected a better place to locate our new state-of-the-art facility for MJB.”
When it opens, the new facility will employ 100, double the number the current facility employs. Stonemont Financial Group is the developer of the project and ARCO Construction Company is the general contractor.
Headquartered in Dallas, MJB Wood Group provides supply-chain solutions and a diverse line of panel products, wood components, millwork, and specialty products throughout North America, Asia and Europe to a variety of markets that include RV & Cargo Vehicle Furnishings, Doors & Millwork, Cabinets, and Furniture, Fixture and Display. Its specialized solutions include vendor-managed inventory, quality assurance programs, global sourcing, and initiatives for cost reduction and shortened lead times. Founded in 1975, MJB was acquired by the Coors family in 2018. and merged with Liberty Woods in 2019.