11-2-2015 -- Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI) is growing in South Bend. Pete Letherman, SIOR, CCIM, assisted MTI in the purchase of the former Mohawk Flush Doors building at 402 N. Sheridan in South Bend. MTI plans to move its manufacturing services business from its existing buildings on West Washington Street and Sample Street to the newly purchased 117,700 SF industrial building on Sheridan. The company plans to keep its machine assembly business in the 65,000 SF building it has on Washington Street. The expansion is expected to create 14 full-time jobs. Founded in 1926, MTI has established itself as a leader in friction welding, including rotary friction and linear friction welding technologies for a variety of industries.