Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 This Jan. 5, 2012, file photo shows firefighters working to extinguish a hay fire in Millersburg. Extension educator Jeff Burbrink said farmers must monitor their hay for rising temperatures and act before a fire occurs.

Crops are growing well enough to make hay, but getting it dried for storage hasn’t been easy. In fact, if wet hay is placed in a barn too soon, it could ignite.

Posted at 11:12 a.m.
 Aaron Brewer, production supervisor at KIK Custom Products,  talks with a job applicant during a hiring event the company held July 31, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Elkhart, Ind.

Elkhart County’s joblessness remains lower than the state and nation, but slightly higher than LaGrange and Kosciusko counties.

Posted on Sept. 22, 2014 at 4:23 p.m.
 ATC Trailers welder Devon Yoder welds a frame of a trailer at the Nappanee factory Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The factory uses a lean manufacturing process and employees are encouraged to discover more efficient work flows.

An advocate says the traditional manufacturing model of treating a worker only as a set of hands must change.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 2:13 a.m.
 The five Jayco Inc. product developers are John Fisher, Ben Johnson, Chris Barth, Amy Duthie and Mike Aplin.
Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

The latest hirings, promotions and professional achievements of professionals around the area.

 Greg Merkel of Leo's Vacation Center in Baltimore checks out a Tuscany unit as he visits the annual RV Open House at the RV/MH Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Merkel and his wife Jacki traveled to Elkhart for the week long show.
Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.

The increasingly popular Elkhart RV Open House Week that started Tuesday helps Elkhart County companies drum up more business.

 CWRV Transport driver James Trace backs a towable RV unit into a parking space after picking it up from Heartland RV on the north side of Elkhart on April 15, 2014. The company has announced plans for an $8 million expansion that will create 85 new jobs.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.

The company has doubled its sales from five years ago.

 Don Emahiser, president of Skyline Corp's RV Group, stands before one of the company's new travel trailer brands, the Trident, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 as his staff sets up its display for this week's RV Open House Week outside the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 3:57 p.m.

Skyline Corp. looks to boost its sagging fortunes at the RV Open House Week

 The brown marmorated stink bug is seen on an apple, a fruit that it likes to eat. (Purdue Agricultural Communication Photo/John Obermeyer)
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 6:19 a.m.

A few simple tricks will keep your home pest free this season. 

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