Heartland Recreational Vehicles, a subsidiary of Thor Industries, (NYSE:THO), is one of the world leaders in recreational vehicle manufacturing. In September 2015, Heartland selected Nampa, Idaho as the location for its new manufacturing facility to produce the company’s popular Heartland line of travel trailers. Once completed, Heartland expects to use the manufacturing facility to expand production for West Coast markets.
The total estimated investment is approximately $11-12 million for the 248,000 square-foot facility located at 900 Karcher Road in Nampa. Heartland expects to employ approximately 120 new workers.
A national provider of structural steel for multi-story buildings, announced an expansion of it's presence in the Boise Valley in January 2015. Relocating its headquarters from Woodland, California to Caldwell, Idaho, Gayle Manufacturing opened a new steel fabrication manufacturing facility.
MotivePower, Inc., a Wabtec Company, is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and re-manufacture of diesel-electric locomotives. Since 1972, over 2,500 locomotives have been delivered to customers from the company's 300,000 sq. ft. facility in Boise.
Founded in 1989 as Promed Keyboard Group with three employees, PKG today is a private, minority-owned designer, developer, and manufacturer of user interface systems, primarily serving medical, industrial/ instrumentation, and avionics industries. They operate two state-of-the-art facilities in Meridian - a 10,000 sq. ft. business development facility and a 12,000 sq. ft. production facility - and have recently started construction on a 38,000 sq. ft. building to house their corporate headquarters and manufacturing.
Plexus is a provider of a unique menu of Product Realization Solutions within the Electronic Manufacturing Services industry. They offer more than 25 years of experience turning customers' concepts into world-class products, and include a 216,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility in Nampa among their global locations.
Founded in 1969, Western Trailer is a manufacturer of trailers for semi trucks used in industries such as agriculture, forest products, refuse, military, aerospace and many more. Based in Boise, Western Trailer's production capabilities have grown over the years, and it now operates from a 100,000 sq. ft. plant where they can produce more than 1,200 trailers per year.
Image National Signs
For more than 65 years, Image National Signs has designed, manufactured and installed signs across the country. Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Nampa, Image National now operates production facilities in both Nampa and Terrell, Texas that encompass more than 100,000 sq ft.
Eberlestock, based in Boise, is a manufacturer of stocks, packs and accessories for competition, hunting, military and tactical applications and more. Founded in 1985 by Glen Eberle while working his way through college and competing in biathlon at the Olympic level.
Based in Boise, Western Aircraft is one of the West's largest aircraft services companies offering maintenance, aircraft sales, avionics sales & installation, aircraft part sales, FBO services, airline fueling, aircraft charters, & aircraft management. The company began as the corporate flight department for the Morrison Knudsen Corporation that was headquartered in Boise, ID 60 years ago. Western Aircraft has five major hangars totaling 80,000 sq ft (not including office area).
Packaging Corporation of America
Packaging Corporatin of America manufactures papers used for communication, such as office papers, commercial printing papers, envelopes, forms, and newsprint, as well as papers that are associated with packaging, including label and release and flexible papers used for food wrap and other applications. They also manufacture linerboard and corrugating medium, which are combined to make containerboard, the base raw material in their corrugated sheets and containers.
TechHelp manufacturing specialists provide technical and professional assistance, training and information to Idaho manufacturers, processors and inventors to help them strengthen their global competitiveness through product and process improvements.
Food Technology Center
The Food Technology Center is a 7,000 sq.ft. certified food processing facility located in Caldwell, Idaho, adjacent to the University of Idaho Business and Technology Incubator. Its purpose is to provide a multi-use facility where individuals and food companies can receive comprehensive business, technical, and educational assistance to develop or improve their food business.
Idaho Workforce Development Training Program
The Idaho Workforce Development Training Program can provide job skill training for new employees of companies expanding in Idaho and skill upgrade training of current workers who are at risk of being permanently laid off to prevent that lay off.