RV supplier set to expand Elkhart, Goshen operations

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A company that makes components for recreational vehicles and manufactured homes plans to expand its northern Indiana operations and add perhaps 260 jobs in the next few years.

Drew Industries Inc. announced Wednesday that it would spend about $3.6 million to start and expand manufacturing lines for two subsidiaries in Goshen and Elkhart. The subsidiaries Lippert Components and Kinro Manufacturing now have about 4,000 workers in northern Indiana.

The company says the Goshen and Elkhart facilities will be the sites for a new thermo forming operation and expanded glass tempering and awning manufacturing.

Lippert Components and Kinro CEO Jason Lippert says the companies appreciate the support of state and local officials for the RV industry as it rebounds from the recession that caused widespread layoffs from northern Indiana factories.


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