News Release: River Woodworking, LLC Tax Abatements were Approved

River Woodworking, LLC Tax Abatements were Approved


Wolcottville, IN. (July 17, 2015) — River Woodworking, LLC and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, along with the County of LaGrange, are excited to announce the expansion of River Woodworking.


River Woodworking, LLC specializes in office furniture and high end kitchen cabinets, which are shipped all over the United States. Founded in 2000 in Wolcottville by Paul Yoder, River Woodworking has grown to 13 full-time Indiana resident employees, and is working toward 24 full-time Indiana resident employees by 2017.


The project will include a capital investment of approximately $982,000. This will provide new opportunities for continued growth. The project is expected to support the creation of 5 new full-time positions paying an average wage of $18.00/hour by 2016. The LaGrange County Council, at the request of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, approved the use of property tax phase-in on the investment into new equipment and the building expansion for up to 10 years.


“The project will allow us to continue my family tradition designing and building office furniture,” said Paul Yoder. President of River Woodworking, LLC. “We make over 30 styles of desks and furnishings in both mission and classic styling, and everything is hand crafted. We are experiencing an across the board increase in demand due to the rebounding of the economy and the housing market, and we want to fill the demands of our increasing business with Indiana resident employees.”

"River Woodworking, LLC has been a great partner in LaGrange County and we're excited that they have continued to expand their operations" said Ryne Krock, President & CEO of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation. “River Woodworking, LLC is a great member of our local business community, and a valued supplier to our woodworking industry.”


About the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, established in 2009, is a 501(c) 3 corporation designed to assist with business development needs.  The LCEDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in LaGrange County and its communities.  For more information about the LaGrange County EDC, please visit or call us at 260.499.4994.


About River Woodworking, LLC

 River Woodworking, LLC was founded in 2000. River Woodworking uses natural hardwood, which gives each piece a unique, one of a kind look. The proper care of a River Woodworking solid wood piece will provide a lifetime of enjoyment and can be passed on to future generations.

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