LITCHFIELD - Custom Products of Litchfield is investing more than $2 million and is projecting to add 31 jobs in an expansion of its manufacturing plant.

Custom Products of Litchfield makes cabs and operator protective structures used on off-highway vehicles for the industrial market. The company says it plans to add 20,000 square feet at its Litchfield facility.

This extra space will allow them to start manufacturing cabs for two new major customers.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is helping with the expansion with $231,000 from the Minnesota Job Creation Fund.

The company was originally a sheet metal job shop that was founded in 1959 Arvid Reinke. In 1962 the business expanded into making cabs for farm tractors under the Cozy Cab brand. Eventually the company also started making protective enclosures for equipment in the construction, forestry, utilities, airport, military and recreational sectors.