MJB Wood Group opens 500,000-sq.-ft. flagship facility
July 13, 2022 | 2:00 pm CDT
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MJB Wood Group's new flagship facility.

BRISTOL, Ind. -- Wood products and components manufacturer MJB Wood Group has opened its flagship facility in Bristol, Ind.

The 500,000-square-foot facility features a railway spur, allowing for indoor unloading and increased shipment capacity, semi-bays, and a 100,000-square-foot fabrication area.

The facility's features are anticipated to more than double its capacity for outbound goods. The elements allow increased efficiency for MJB by combining manufacturing and distribution under one roof. 

The additional fabrication space onsite allows MJB to expand its manufacturing capabilities and offer many new products and custom services, such as cut-to-size, CNC routing, edge profiling, and edge sealing. 

"We plan to nearly double the number of employees with this new facility, eventually employing over 100 people at the Bristol location," according to a company statement. "Elkhart County is a recreational vehicle hub, manufacturing 8 out of 10 of the RVs on the road today.

"MJB is thrilled to recognize and support the growth of the RV industry in this region while also utilizing the new facility’s capacity to scale our growing, primary end markets of cabinets, furniture, and transportation. This additional capacity and more manufacturing capabilities provide our vendors and customers with the same quality they are used to from MJB, but now with greater efficiency and value-adding options."

The company serves customers in the cabinet, door, fixture and furniture, millwork, and RV and transportation industries. Domestically, MJB’s network consists of three manufacturing centers, 17 distribution centers, and 125 vendor on-site locations. Internationally, MJB maintains a growing base of manufacturing, distribution, and sales resources.

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