RV Supplier Plans IN Expansion

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 9:18am

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A recreational vehicle parts supplier plans to expand its operations in northern Indiana and potentially add more than 300 workers in the coming months.

Drew Industries Inc. announced Tuesday that two of its subsidiaries would increase manufacturing in Goshen and Middlebury. The subsidiaries Lippert Components Manufacturing and Kinro Manufacturing now have about 2,800 workers at factories in northern Indiana.

Lippert Components and Kinro CEO Jason Lippert says state and local officials have shown a strong commitment to the RV industry as it rebounds from the recession that caused massive layoffs from northern Indiana factories.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says a trade group reports that American RV production increased 46 percent in 2010, with more than 80 percent of U.S.-made RVs being built in Indiana.



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