Gov. Pence coming to Middlebury

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will make his first visit to Elkhart County Thursday, April 18, to announce new jobs at Grand Design RV.

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 17, 2013 at 4:22 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — Grand Design RV’s continued growth is bringing Gov. Mike Pence to Elkhart County for his first trip here since taking office.

Pence will come to Grand Design’s headquarters north of town Thursday afternoon, April 18, for “a major economic development announcement regarding hundreds of new jobs,” according to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

Grand Design launched in November to RV dealers at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association trade show in Louisville, Ky.

The company, started by industry veterans Ron Fenech, Bill Fenech and Don Clark, moved into a former manufactured housing facility in Middlebury and started production.

Last month Clark said the company was increasing production of their initial Solitude luxury fifth-wheel RV, with a second model planned to hit full production around now, with a third version coming in a few weeks.

They plan to introduce another brand this summer, and have plenty of room for added production at their campus at C.R. 2 and S.R. 13/U.S. 131.

After the Grand Design stop, Pence will visit Culver Duck Farm near Middlebury, according to his office.


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