The Monaco RV LLC plant in Wakarusa, Ind., is ramping up production of its diesel-powered motorhomes. That means it expects to hire another 125 workers between now and the end of April, according to a report by WSBT TV, South Bend.
Its parent company, Navistar Inc., recently consolidated a diesel motorhome operation from Coburg, Ore., moving that production to Wakarusa. There are currently 175 workers at the plant, which began manufacturing operations in February.
Bill Osborne, vice president of custom products for Navistar’s Monaco and Workhorse Custom Chassis LLC subsidiaries, noted that the company has been preparing the facility since last fall when it announced its consolidation plans.
He noted that with a launch of this size, it was important “that we didn’t ramp up quickly, making sure the quality is right.”
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