Forest River is a vehicle manufacturing company most commonly known for its great RVs. In fact, they’re one of the biggest RV manufacturers in America. Now, they plan to invest $7.8 million total toward expanding two of their current manufacturing locations. Their location in DeKalb County will have 63,000 square feet added to its already 30,000 square foot facility. Meanwhile, in their LaGrange county location, they plan to build a facility that totals 95,000 square feet.
New manufacturing and larger facilities means more people needed to run them. The company plans to create 369 new jobs to support its expansions in DeKalb and LaGrange County, Louisiana.
From Area Development Magazine:
“We’re excited to continue expanding our operations in Indiana, which provides access to a talented workforce, strong RV manufacturing ecosystem and business-friendly environment. […] With the support of the state and local communities in Butler and LaGrange, Forest River will continue to deliver high-quality products to customers around the world, while providing great career opportunities for Hoosiers here at home.” […]
Home to the RV Capital of the World, Indiana manufactures nearly 83% of all RVs in the United States and Canada. According to the RV Industry Association, the RV industry contributes more than $32.4 billion annually to Indiana’s economy, with more than 640 businesses supporting 126,140 jobs for Hoosiers.AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE
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