In 2010, Arnold launched Look Trailers Inc. in Bristol, manufacturing enclosed cargo trailers. A daring move considering the recreational vehicle as a whole was devastated by the recession just a year before.
Only 98 individuals were employed three years ago, that number has since jumped to 360 employees.
Arnold attributes some of the growth to the acquisition of formerly bankrupted Pace American, another Elkhart County-based company.
The trailers are now manufactured in Middlebury, Georgia, Utah and Arizona, and demand, said Arnold, is on the rise.
“I don’t think we’ve stopped hiring since we opened.”
The majority of available jobs are in manufacturing and production, but LGS is seeking a new engineer and qualified individuals for . The difficulty is finding, training, and keeping trained individuals.