GOSHEN — Keystone RV has filed a notice with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development indicating that it intends to close two plants in the city, displacing 334 employees. 

In its notice, the company said it would close Plant 41 at 2833 Sourwood Drive and Plant 705 located at 2639 Lincolnway East effective, Sept. 23. The notice is intended to give employees 60 days to prepare for the job loss. 

Officials with RV giant Thor Industries, the parent of Keystone, didn't respond to an email seeking comment Tuesday. In a letter to employees, Keystone told workers that the action is expected to be permanent and that it planned to offer seminars covering unemployment benefits and resume assistance. 

In an emailed statement to the media, Goshen Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said there is always concern when people in the community face job loss. “We are working with business and industry leaders to better understand what is happening and see what may come in the future,” he said.

Though RV shipments from factories remained slightly ahead of 2021 through May this year, the RV Industry Association has reported that the industry expects business to level off in the second half and finish about 8.4% lower than last year’s record 600,240 total shipments. 

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