Saturday, May 8, 2010
So, where is Elkhart and why do I care? I live in Elkhart County, IN. If you've not yet heard, we were once "the RV capital of the world." RV manufacturers in Elkhart were major employers in this region. As you might imagine, this luxury vehicle industry went belly-up (mostly) with the economic downturn. So, now there are many skilled machinists and plenty of manufacturing experts with little hope of finding work in this region. Gee, doesn't this sound like one heck of a retro-fit: Let's move from producing luxury-oriented, gas-guzzling RVs to economy minded, health minded, green-friendly bicycle production. Could happen!