Indiana Gov. Mike Pence attended the ceremony welcoming Drew Industries’ move of its headquarters from White Plains, New York to Elkhart County, IN. The parent company of Lippert Components, Inc. and its sister company, Kinro, Inc., Drew has 50 factories in the U. S. and 5,500 employees nationwide—4,500 in IN—and touts itself as the largest supplier to the recreational vehicle industry, according to RVBusiness. Commenting on the move, Drew CEO Jason Lippert says, “Our customers are here, our facilities are here, our employees are here — and, now, our national headquarters is here.” Says Gov. Pence, “This is a real success for Elkhart County, and for the state and people of Indiana. This ribbon-cutting reaffirms that the RV market is coming back stronger than ever — and it will be centered here in the state of Indiana for generations to come.” As MHProNews knows, Drew is a major component supplier to the manufactured home industry.
(Photo credit: Bruce Hampson/rvbusiness–l-r, Ind. Gov. Mike Pence, Goshen City Council President Jim McKee, and Drew CEO Jason Lippert))