Monaco Adds 400 New Jobs to Build Popular RV in Wakarusa

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Monaco RV manufactures recreational vehicles under six different brands. The motor home pictured here was built by Monaco for use by President George W. Bush during the 55th presidential inaugural festivities.

Recreational vehicle manufacturer Monaco RV has announced plans to relocate all of its motor coach manufacturing from Coburg, Ore., to Wakarusa, Ind., creating up to 400 new jobs by 2012.

Monaco manufactures RVs under the brand names Holiday Rambler, Monaco Coach, Beaver, Safari, McKenzie and R-Vision and plans to invest more than $1 million to bring the additional production to Indiana.

Monaco currently employs more than 250 Indiana workers at its existing plant in Wakarusa. The company plans to hire new manufacturing and administrative associates next year.

Founded in 1968 as the Caribou Manufacturing Co., the company changed its name to Monaco in 1977 after the name of the manufacturer’s most popular brand.

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