ELKHART — Las Vegas based recreational vehicle company Chinook RV is setting up shop in Elkhart County, investing nearly $2.5 million and creating 207 jobs.
Melanie Shawa, communications manager for Chinook RV, said that the company has purchased a 61,800 square-foot facility located at 29449 W. U.S. 33, in Baugo Township, and that minor work has begun on cleaning up the building to prepare it for future renovations.
"I have no idea when we might move into the facility, we are currently dealing with getting licenses to operate the business in Indiana," she said.
Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County President Mark Dobson said in a June Elkhart County Council meeting that Chinook was looking at Elkhart as a "potential manufacturing location", along with a few other states. He would not comment on the development for this story, saying that there are still steps in the process before other details can be revealed.