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By: On: Wednesday March 3 2010

starcraft0303In a sign that the RV industry is beginning to rebound, Starcraft RV, a division of Jayco, Inc., announced that it will reopen its Topeka, Indiana manufacturing facilities in May.

The Starcraft RV plant has been closed since January, 2009 as part of the Jayco corporate efforts to trim costs and reduce production capacity. As you’d expect, this was done as a result of the stumbling economy.

According to Starcraft RV, production of Starcraft Autumn Ridge travel trailers will initially move from its Middlebury, Indiana complex, creating 50 jobs at the Topeka facility later this year. Over time, company officials anticipate that production of most, if not all, Starcraft RV product lines will be relocated back to the Topeka plants.

By: On: Wednesday February 24 2010

earthbound-lg0224Marion, Ind. has been chosen as the new home for RV startup Earthbound Recreational Vehicles, which could result in as many as 300 new jobs over the next few years.

“The confidence and embrace from the city of Marion for our technologically advanced product line and future endeavors has been unparalleled,” says Earthbound RV Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO C. David Hoefer.

Hoefer is referring to the $2 million economic development bond approved by the Marion City Council, which the company is responsible for repaying. The state of Indiana has committed an additional $1 million dollars in training grants for employees and corporate tax credits.




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