RV company looks towards future
ELKHART, Ind. – Lippert Components celebrated their past year’s successes with almost 14,000 employees and their families at their first, state-wide employee picnic.
The Elkhart County Fairground was packed with games, food, and fun activities for family members of all ages to enjoy. You could see employees donned in various colored t-shirts representing their own division and the ability to meet their extended work family.
Smiles were abundant and so was the fun—zip lining, blow ups, and delicious food helped make the event such a success.
Those successes were recognized and while not forgetting where they came from.
The recession in 2008 shook the country and devastated the RV companies in the self-decreed RV capital of the world.
For many employees like Patrick Moore, he looks back to 2008 and remembers trying to start a family under a climate where some days he wasn't sure if he was going to have a job.
However, companies like LCI learned from that dark time. They began to diversify their products reaching into residential housing, various other adjacent industries, and expanding world-wide with facilities in Canada, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom.
And with the RV industry being the proverbial "weather vane" of recession, the company says that ups and downs are always to be expected but they are optimistic for this next year.