Monday, March 09, 2009

RV maker, Forest City area struggle together

Forest City, Ia. - As the economy sputters like a car engine running on fumes, no other place in Iowa feels the economic downturn like this community of 4,300.

Nearly one in 10 people is unemployed in Hancock and Winnebago counties, which Forest City straddles.

Many of those without jobs here once worked at Winnebago Industries, the recreational vehicle manufacturer that just five years ago had 4,220 workers and three buzzing production lines. These days, instead of getting overtime pay, factory employees who still have jobs work 32-hour weeks. One production line that's eight football fields long is shut down. The company's employment is down 60 percent, to 1,700 workers.
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