Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 Keystone RV Company was set to request site plan approval from the Goshen Plan Commission Tuesday, Aug. 19 for a new manufacturing facility north of C.R. 40 and south of the company's current plant on Hackberry Drive.

The new facility would employ 400 workers but it’s unclear if those would be new jobs or transfers from other facilities. The commission approved the plans Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 2:27 p.m.
 This photo taken Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, shows Duncan Systems, 29391 Old U.S. 33, Elkhart, Ind., which Lippert Components recently acquired.

Lippert Components said the acquisition will not threaten anyone already employed at Duncan Systems Inc. 

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 8:46 a.m.
 A construction crew prepares the ground for Dometic's doubling of its Goshen distribution center northeast of Century Drive and Kercher Road Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

The company will double the size of its Goshen warehouse in an effort to keep up with demand from the recreational vehicle industry.

Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
 Jim Petrukitas of LaPorte, Ind., checks a storage space on a travel trailer during the Midwest RV Super Show at the RV/MH Hall of Fame Thursday Aug. 7, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 6:13 p.m.

The Midwest RV Super Show runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, with $10 admission for those older than 15.

 Members of the 2014 RV/MH Hall of Fame class pose for a portrait Monday, Aug. 4 after their induction ceremony. They are, from top row, left to right, Tom Kern, Edwin Evans, Gary McDaniel and Richard King; second row left to right, Barry Cole, Bob Livingston and John Roba; bottom row left to right, Sherry Shields (widow of inductee Jim Shields), Debbie Brunoforte and Pete Orthwein.
Posted on Aug. 5, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

The RV/MH Hall of Fame hosted its annual awards ceremony Monday night.

 U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, in the foreground, works on the headlight assembly of a Thor Motor Coach recreational vehicle at the company's Elkhart plant. The Democratic senator visited Aug. 4, 2014, as part of a series of planned stops at Indiana companies during the August Senate recess. Thor employees Andy Hygema, behind Donnelly, and Dominic Fultz, standing by the RV further back, offered assistance to the senator.
Posted on Aug. 4, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.

The senator visited as part of a series of planned stops at companies across Indiana during the August recess.

 Driver Bill McCarthy loads up an RV for transportation at Horizon Transport in Wakarusa on July 15, 2014. RV shipments through the first half of 2014 were up 10 percent from that time period in 2013.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:35 p.m.

The growth is projected to continue into next year as the economy keeps improving.

 This is one of the many classic RVs coming to a rally July 24-27 at the South Bend/Elkhart KOA campground in Granger.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:14 a.m.


This weekend, you’ll have a chance to see around 80 vintage trailers and take part in a vintage soda pop tasting.

 Driver Bill McCarthy loads up an RV for transportation at Horizon Transport in Wakarusa on July 15, 2014.
Posted on July 15, 2014 at 6:14 p.m.

The problem improved but will recur each year unless changes are made.