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(Nov. 13, 2017) -- Elkhart is still the RV capital of the world but when it came time for one of its largest manufacturers to expand—they left town to do it.

ELKHART, Ind. — Elkhart is still the RV capital of the world but when it came time for one of its largest manufacturers to expand—they left town to do it.

According to a Nov. 1 announcement, Forest River has plans to spend $2.9 million expanding in Butler, Ind., in DeKalb County where “the workforce has not been depleted.”

A state press release also quotes Forest River P.R. Director Mike Stump as saying “it just made sense for us to step outside the Elkhart-Goshen region,” to carry out plans that will create 125 new jobs.

Read the full story from WNDU.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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