Lippert Components is headquartered in Elkhart and has several facilities in Goshen. The company had outstanding growth in 2013, having record sales of $1.02 billion, up $114 million over 2012 sales. Lippert is a major supplier to the recreational vehicle industry, furnishing a variety of components that are used to construct travel trailers and motorhomes. That industry also had strong growth in 2013 with a 13 percent increase in RV shipments. The industry expects strong growth this year as well.
Lorin Clipfell lives close to The Old Bag Factory and is looking for work. He walked over to apply.
“I need a job. I saw the ad at WorkOne today (for the job fair),” Clipfell said.
He has welded in the past and said he will be taking a welding test at Lippert to see if he can move on in the interview process.
Erik Griffin’s quest for five months has been to find a job. He lost his in November. The job fair gave him hope.
“I think they are pretty good,” Griffin said of his chances at landing a job. “I am excited about it.”