Crossroads RV to Expand Operations in Topeka


Crossroads RV to Expand Operations in Topeka

Topeka, IN. (December 28, 2011)   Crossroads RV and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Town of Topeka, are excited to announce the expansion of Crossroads RV at their facilities in Topeka, IN.

Crossroads RV manufactures quality fifth-wheel and towable RV’s that are renowned for their exceptional quality and value, and are known throughout the RV world for featuring many attributes that were previously only available in more expensive units.  Crossroads RV, a division of Thor Industries, is headquartered in Topeka, IN, where they also produce their units.  This project will provide a new home for the Cruiser brand lineup of Crossroads RV, which are a light-weight product line featuring a six-sided aluminum superstructure and are engineered for easy towing. 

The project will include the purchase of land and the construction of a new 93,000 square feet facility adjacent to their existing campus in Topeka.  The project is expected to support the creation of up to 250 new jobs paying at least $25/hour in addition to the retention of 613 current employees at the facilities. 

The Town of Topeka council, at the request of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, will consider the use of tax abatements on the investment into the new facility and equipment at their Dec. 28th meeting, estimated to be valued at around $3.9 million dollars in total.  The State of Indiana also is supporting the project through the use of up to $2.25 million in EDGE tax credits and through the use of training assistance through WorkOne Northeast and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation will be supporting the project through a $50,000 grant from the LaGrange County Investment Fund. 

“The new plant will give us the needed flexibility to expand our Cruiser line of RV’s,” said Don Emahiser, President of CrossRoads RV.  “The workforce in Topeka is top-notch in our industry, and we are glad that we are able to expand at our home in this area.  “We have great people doing great things at CrossRoads RV. Our growth is attributed to them.  We are eager to get this project underway and strengthen our continued partnership with the Town of Topeka and LaGrange County.”

"Crossroads RV has been a great partner in the Town of Topeka and we're excited that they have continued to expand their operations within LaGrange County" said Keith Gillenwater, Executive Director of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation. "Crossroads RV is our largest employer in LaGrange County, and we are happy to do whatever we can to help support them as they grow.  We look forward to working with them as they continue to grow.”  

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 Crossroads RV, LLC

Topeka, Indiana based CrossRoads RV manufactures a wide variety of travel trailers, fifth wheels, and destination trailers at five plant locations. Its products are distributed through dealers throughout the United States, Canada, France, Japan, and Australia.  CrossRoads RV is a division of Thor Industries, Inc. More information on the company can be obtained online at or by calling 888-226-7496.

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