450 jobs lost as Monaco RV shifts to Indiana


Monaco RVs will quit making big luxury coaches in Oregon, and that means 450 Lane County workers will be out of a job by early next year.

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Monaco RVs will quit making big luxury coaches in Oregon, and that means 450 Lane County workers will be out of a job by early next year.

Parent company Navistar International assembled its Coburg RV plant workers at 1 p.m. Tuesday and delivered the long-expected news: To reduce excess manufacturing capacity, Navistar will consolidate its Monaco coach manufacturing at its Indiana plant. That will leave only 150 employees in Coburg.

The announcement caps years of wildly swinging ups and downs for the local Monaco work force, which already had been winnowed down in recent years from 2,200 to 600.

 

Read more in today’s Register-Guard.




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