Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will be in Decatur, Ind., today (Aug. 19) to
announce additional job openings at the Fleetwood RV Inc. plant in that
city, according to WANE-TV, Fort Wayne.
Nearly 600 jobs have already been saved at Decatur’s Fleetwood plant, and now 300 more jobs are on the way.
This all comes after much campaigning by residents in the city of Decatur.
Decatur has been known for decades as a large manufacturer of RV
motorhomes and people rallied to make sure that would continue.
That possibility came into question when Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. filed for bankruptcy this spring.
In July, the Decatur operation — and the Fleetwood name — was
purchased by American Industrial Partners. That company will be
consolidating its California and Pennsylvania operations into one
operation headquartered in Decatur. Shortly thereafter, the new company
started to recall more than 600 workers, and plans to create an
additional 300 jobs at its Decatur headquarters by 2012.