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Lippert Adding Hundreds of Jobs to Elkhart Co.

When Jason Lippert talks about being bullish on the recreational vehicle industry, he’s clearly not kidding.

As reported by the South Bend Tribune, Drew Industries Inc., parent to Lippert Components Inc. and Kinro Inc., will be moving from White Plains, N.Y., to Elkhart, Ind. resulting in about six new jobs.

But of greater importance to the region is Lippert Components and Kinro Inc. are in the process of adding 500 new jobs that will push Drew’s total employment in the Elkhart County area to 5,300 by 2016. And Lippert and Kinro project another 300 jobs being added after 2016.

Lippert Components makes windows, mattresses, upholstered seating, leveling devices, suspension products, slideouts and other accessories for the RV industry as well as components for the manufactured housing industry. Kinro produces doors and windows for the RV and manufactured housing industries.

“Overall, we’re just bullish on the industry,” said Lippert, who is CEO of Drew Industries as well as the subsidiaries. “The products have never looked better.

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