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The RV industry in northern Indiana is preparing to reopen in early May. RV manufacturers and dealers are brainstorming ways to keep employees safe as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Indiana's RV Industry Hopes For Minimal Impact From Virus

Mar 14, 2020
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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The RV industry in northern Indiana is watching what kind of impact the coronavirus may have on the market.

Many of the factories in China that temporarily closed in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 are starting production again.

But there are concerns about transportation and whether finished products will make it to their destination.

The CEO of Way Interglobal Network in Elkhart said there's been some disruptions due to the virus outbreak.

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An Elkhart company will pay $55,484 in back pay after a Department of Labor investigation revealed they were not paying workers properly for overtime.

157 employees at The RV Factory will receive money in the settlement over unpaid overtime. Workers at the plant were legally entitled to time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 in a week. The company was instead paying a flat daily rate.

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