Ind. Gov. Mike Pence will visit Elkhart County for two events on Thursday (Aug. 13) to talk about the area’s economy and celebrate the RV industry, the Elkhart Truth reported.
Pence will attend a luncheon hosted by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce at the Lerner Theatre’s Crystal Ballroom to speak about the area’s economic development, job creation and the state’s overall economic outlook, according to a news release from the chamber.
“Indiana and Elkhart County are both very successful leaders in job creation,” said Kyle Hannon, president and CEO of the chamber. “He’s going to be talking about overall what our economic development successes are and what can we do to continue to push for that.”
Pence’s second stop Thursday will be at the grand opening ceremony for Keystone RV’s new mega plant at 3425 Corrie Drive in Goshen.
The 117,500 square-foot plant will house manufacturing operations for 225 people when it’s fully up and running, said Keystone Communication Director Jim Mac, bringing the company’s total to about 4,700 employees.
This is Keystone’s 21st Elkhart County plant. There are now 19 other plants in Goshen and one in Wakarusa, Mac said.
Mac said the governor’s visit shows just how much of an impact Keystone has on the community.
“It just reinforces, especially for our employees, the role of Keystone in the community,” Mac said. “To see the governor coming to the opening of our newest and biggest plant is a congratulations to Keystone’s employees.”
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