TIPPECANOE Co., Ind. (WLFI) -- A Missouri-based business opened its doors at their new Lafayette location to the public on Friday.
Crossroads Galvanizing officially celebrated the start of production with an open house ceremony.
Crossroads Galvanizing treats black steel with Zinc to make parts for Wabash National. The process extends the life of the steel in Wabash National's trailers making their trailers more marketable.
"Wabash National is the reason that we are here. They've been very supportive of us throughout this process and we're happy to work with them," said vice president of production Jeremiah Johnson.
Johnson said the company is glad to be working closely with businesses in the Hoosier state.
"It reminds us of being at home. It's a good Midwestern work ethic and the community, city, state are very pleasing and very beneficial to work with. They're very friendly towards businesses so we're happy to be here," said Johnson.
The facility has been operating for three months with 30 employees, 30 more employees are expected to be hired by the end of the year.