Monday, January 28, 2008

Monaco Coach axes 200 in Wakarusa

Monaco Coach, which provided Mitch Daniels with a free RV to drive around the state, has laid off 200 workers in Wakarusa:

RV manufacturer Monaco Coach laid off 200 employees at its operations in northern Indiana.

Pink slips were handed out Friday in Wakarusa, 130 miles from Indianapolis, in a cost-cutting move, WSBT-TV reports.

Director of Corporate Communications Craig Wanichek said the demand for recreational vehicles is slowing down.
"Overall, the RV market has slowed this past year and the consumers out there are facing high fuel prices and some things like that," Wanichek told the television station.
The Oregon-based company employs approximately 5,200 people.

Monaco's lineup ranges from entry-level priced towable RVs to custom-made luxury models under the Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Safari, Beaver, McKenzie, R-Vision and Dodge brand names, its company website says.

Monaco Coach maintains RV service centers in Harrisburg, Ore., Elkhart, and Wildwood, Fla.

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