In the News: RVIC: Walorski Holds Recreation Manufacturing Roundtable

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council: Walorski Holds Recreation Manufacturing Roundtable

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski visited Elkhart August 25 to hear from leaders in the local RV and boating industries.  The roundtable discussion was hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and RVIA.  Matt Rose with IMHA-RVIC was part of the group of fourteen representatives from both industries.  The group addressed a variety of topics with Walorski including regulation, taxes and, most notably, the labor shortage in and around the Elkhart area.  Doug Smoker with Smoker Craft indicated the company could hire 41 workers right now if it found qualified applicants.

Walorski noted assistance with training grants are available from the federal level while internships on the high school and college levels were discussed as possible solutions to grow the labor pool.

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