Indiana’s Elkhart County has one of the fastest-growing manufacturing industries in the country.
The Elkhart Truth reported that in 2014, the county ranked fourth in the nation for manufacturing job growth, with 3,194 new manufacturing jobs added, according to Headlight Data, a firm that aggregates and analyzes economic and workforce data released by the federal government. For this study, Headlight Data looked at data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics through its Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
Most of the jobs added in Elkhart County were in the recreational vehicle industry, which had about 1,900 new jobs, said Chris Engle, Headlight Data’s president and chief analyst.
There were also gains in plastics, metals and woodworking, with several hundred jobs in each category, Engle said.
In 2014, the RV industry shipped 356,735 new units, an 11.1% increase from 2013, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). The RVIA predicts that growth will continue for record-breaking production the next two years.
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