One of six Republicans who intend to run in the May 8 primary for the party’s Indiana U.S. Senate nomination lunched and listened to recreational vehicle executives Thursday (Feb. 1), then toured a Keystone RV Co. plant.
Luke Messer of Greensburg, who is the U.S. House representative in District 6, walked through a lamination plant with Keystone CEO Matt Zimmerman as he showed him how RV sidewalls are made.
One of the reasons he visited Goshen, according to Messer, was he wanted to learn about the RV industry, which dominates the local economy.
“Today this trip was really about learning about the RV industry,” Messer said. “This industry is not only important for Goshen and the surrounding communities, but for our entire state. This is one of the key economic engines for our state and we want to make sure we are able to represent this industry well.”
After the tour, Zimmerman said RV executives met with Messer to talk about issues that are important to the industry, especially the need to find more workers and house them.
“We talked to Luke today about some of the big issues not only our industry is facing, but specifically northern Indiana,” Zimmerman said. “We know there is a labor issue here, there is a housing issue here. We know there is an immigrant bill that they are trying to get done as well as some tax stuff. All of those issues are critical things, whether you sit on the left side or the right side.”
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