ELKHART, Ind. — North American wheel manufacturer Dexstar Wheel Co. is celebrating 50 years in business by looking to the future. The company has designed a new logo and website and is in the process of expanding and adding jobs to its Indiana facility.
The Kenda Tire Group subsidiary manufactures steel rims and wheels for Kenda in North America and serves some of the largest original equipment manufacturers and distributors in the trailer and RV industries.
The Elkhart-based company said throughout its history it has maintained a "philosophy of continuous improvement delivered by quality people to exceed customers' expectations."
While the company celebrates its past, Dexstar also is looking ahead to the future.
"As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we must be anticipating the next 50 years," Bill Blumka, general manager, Dexstar Wheel, said. "We are continually expanding our resources, refining our services, and evolving to ensure we have the foundation to continually anticipate shifts in the market, technology advancements and customer preferences."
Last October, Dexstar was awarded up to $590,000 in tax credits by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for an expansion project.
The investment, the company said, allows Dexstar to build upon its position as a provider of high-quality wheels to the RV industry in Northern Indiana, expand other offerings across several segments and continue its growth in the Elkhart community.
The company has pledged to hire up to 60 new full-time employees. The existing and newly created production and support staff jobs are high paying, the company said. Dexstar is looking to add employees in shipping and receiving, quality assurance, production managers, engineering and industry innovations.