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StateWide Windows and LEER Offering ‘Learning and Earning’ Opportunities for Students in Elkhart this Summer

Jun 7, 2017

Elkhart, Ind. - StateWide Windows of Elkhart and their parent company Truck Accessories Group (TAG) (home of LEER Truck Caps) are offering students at home for the summer an opportunity to gain valuable experience in manufacturing by offering a number of positions at their StateWide Windows plant at 3518 County Road 6 East on the north side of Elkhart or at their TAG/LEER truck cap plant at 28858 Ventura Drive, just off the bypass on the south side of Elkhart. College students looking for a summer job have a wealth of options in northwest Indiana, where the unemployment rate has dipped below two percent, giving them a choice of where they earn both experience and much needed funds for the coming school year.

StateWide Windows and LEER are encouraging these students to make that employment choice with them by offering highly competitive wages and other incentives, along with a family-friendly atmosphere and experience working in the booming RV industry, which forecasts a number of job opportunities for college graduates in the coming years, as well as work in the horse trailer window and truck cap markets. Both companies pride themselves on strong employee values and a shared company mission statement of being a "great place to work, learn and grow."

"In the highly competitive employment environment of Elkhart County Indiana, our company stands out with exceptional employee retention rates and future growth opportunities," said StateWide Director of Operations Doug Eberlein. "We've maintained a loyal group of team members and achieved a retention rate of over 80 percent of our employees having been with the company for more than three years."

"LEER is the most widely recognized brand name in the truck cap industry and the number-one selling brand of pickup truck covers and tonneaus, so having our name on a resume is a huge plus for a college student looking for work after graduation," said Corporate Director of Human Resources for Truck Accessories Group, Barry Kosek. "We'd also love to give students the chance to work and learn at one of our plants and have them come back every summer with the hope of eventually making LEER or StateWide their first job out of college."

Those employment opportunities aren't limited to men, either, as StateWide's workforce is comprised of 70 percent women. The work at StateWide consists of mostly light assembly positions, with heavier manufacturing duties at truck cap maker TAG/LEER. Each offers different "learning and earning" opportunities for those interested in gaining experience in manufacturing processes.

StateWide and Truck Accessories Group offer students looking for summer work the following:

  • Now hiring full and part time
  • No experience necessary
  • $12 per hour to start
  • 9-4 workday, 4-hour Fridays (at StateWide Windows only)
  • Family friendly workplace
  • If a candidate continues employment after graduation, he or she will have a 401K that matches 60 cents on the dollar, 10 paid holidays, vacation pay, and sick time plus signing and referral bonuses and raises within 30 and 90 days


About TAG Midwest (LEER) -

Employment phone number: (574) 522-5337

TAG Midwest is a manufacturing division of TRUCK ACCESSORIES GROUP, LLC.  (TAG) The company is North America's largest manufacturer and supplier of fiberglass and aluminum truck caps and tonneau covers for residential and commercial applications. The group is comprised of seven companies: LEER, Snugtop, Pace Edwards, Century, Raider, StateWide Windows and Waypoint Logistics. Together, these companies have manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Washington and California and sell through more than 1,300 independent dealers to individuals, small businesses, exporters, new car and truck dealerships, and fleet operators.

About StateWide -

Employment phone number: (574) 262-2594

StateWide Windows is a tier-one manufacturer of aluminum-framed windows and frameless, bonded windows for the truck cap, horse trailer, recreational vehicle, cargo trailer and shuttle bus industries. In 2006 the company was purchased and became a division of Truck Accessories Group (TAG) alongside the LEER family of companies. The company changed its name from StateWide Aluminum to StateWide Windows in 2013 to more accurately reflect the market it serves. In 2017 the company will celebrate its 78th year in business.


To learn more, contact
 StateWide Windows: | Phone: 574-262-2594

TAG: | Phone: 574-522-5337