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Fleetwood owner to shut plant just bought

May 23, 2013

    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana factory where 165 workers build ambulances will be shut down by its new owner in a decision announced a week after the same company said it would close a nearby recreational vehicle plant with about 500 workers.
    SJC Industries has notified the state Department of Workforce Development that it will start terminating employees in July from the ambulance factory in Elkhart as it completes production work there.
    Allied Specialty Vehicles, a subsidiary of a New York-based private equity firm, bought SJC Industries this month from Thor Industries of Elkhart.
    Allied Specialty Vehicles said last week that it would close the Monaco RV factory in the Elkhart County town of Wakarusa after buying it from Navistar Inc. The company plans to move production from Wakarusa to a factory in Decatur, about 20 miles south of Fort Wayne. 
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

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