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If you're looking for employment in Elkhart, the chances are you'll find it tied to the RV manufacturing industry. Elkhart is commonly referred to as the "trailer capital of the world" because in the 1930s Wilbur Schult purchased, and then marketed, Elkhart’s Sportsman Trailer Company to the masses. Even to this day, many of the employers in the area are somehow linked to the RV/trailer world.
For example, the three largest employers in the area are Forest River, Keystone RV Company and Lippert Components — all of which either manufacture recreational vehicles or the components used within them. In addition, you’ll find other RV industry companies here like Jayco Inc., Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc., Heartland Recreations and Kinro Manufacturing Inc. There are also a number of employment opportunities that are tied into the welfare of residents like supermarkets, local schools, Elkhart General Hospital and IU Health Goshen Hospital.
If you've been looking through the Northwest Indiana MLS for a home near any of these employers, contact me. I'm Ernie Pletcher and I'd like to be your Northwest Indiana real estate agent. Simply call or e-mail me today with what you're searching for in a home and I'll match you with locations that fit you best.