Today’s video comes from FOX 28, Elkhart, Ind., featuring an interview with Allied Specialty Vehicles COO James Meyer concerning today’s acquisition of Navistar Inc.’s RV operations. To view the video scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. Below is a related story from the Elkhart Truth.
In the wake of today’s (May 16) acquisition of Navistar RV Inc.’s RV operations, Florida-based Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) said it will be moving Monaco and Holiday Rambler production out of Wakarusa, Ind., as part of a major restructuring for motorhome operations.
The Elkhart Truth reported that ASV COO Jim Meyer said that all 520 employees at the Wakarusa manufacturing facility would be affected.
“We will stop taking manufacturing orders for Wakarusa,” said Meyer Thursday afternoon during a phone interview. “We will continue to complete the orders they have, which will take us into August.”
After August, Meyer said the manufacturing operations in Wakarusa will be moved to ASV’s Decatur, Ind., location. Wakarusa employees will be able to apply for jobs open in Decatur.
“(Operations in Wakarusa) will end over the course of this year,” said Meyer. “We are in the process now of looking for someone in the industry to purchase the facility. Our goal is to make any gap or transition time (for employees) as small as we can.”
He added, “There are great people here (in Wakarusa) and we want to see all of these people employed. We are going to get everyone through this as compassionately as we can.”
There will be no changes for employees at the Navistar Elkhart facility. R-Vision towable operations would also be unaffected.
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