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Chassis-maker seeks tax breaks on $1.9 million, 100-job startup

A startup manufacturing operation is asking Kendallville officials for tax breaks on a $1.9 million investment project to create 100 jobs in its first year.

Robert Frost, president and CEO of Wolfpack Chassis LLC, met today with members of the Kendallville Economic Development Advisory Committee.

Jerry Kessler, the advisory committee’s president, said the company bought the former Reliable Production Machining and Welding building on Ohio Street in Kendallville. Reliable’s operation grew too big, so it moved to a building across the street.

Wolfpack plans to build chassis for mobile homes, with an eye on making chassis for cars, trucks and buses in the future, Kessler said.

Employees would earn $22 an hour, on average, for jobs including engineering, welding and other skilled trades, he said.

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