RV Company Buys Indiana Plant

SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) -- A recreational vehicle company says it has bought a closed factory in northern Indiana where it plans to start building a new line of luxury trailers in the coming months.

Thor Industries subsidiary Redwood RV announced Tuesday its purchase of the factory in Syracuse that was formerly owned by Ameri-Camp RV, which shut down in 2008.

Redwood president Don Emahiser says the company has already hired some staffers and is developing a prototype fifth wheel trailer that it will display during the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

Emahiser says some renovations will be done at the factory in the next few months and that Redwood expects to hire between 60 and 80 employees during its first year.

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