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Allied Recreation Group is blaming “seasonality and market conditions” for eliminating more than 50 hourly full-time workers at its Decatur, Ind., plant – even though first-quarter sales in the RV industry rose 8%.

The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette reported that a spokesman for the company said Monday (May 11) the job cuts are manufacturing positions that paid at least $14 an hour.

Allied Recreation Group is a subsidiary of Allied Specialty Vehicles of Orlando, Fla. The company lists its annual revenue at $1.7 billion. It has 23 brands under its umbrella and 5,600 employees nationwide, including Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Kansas.

Allied Recreation employs 1,100 workers in Decatur.

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