Wednesday, April 01, 2009

RV workers, sew what?

We keep hearing stories about R-V industry companies closing up shop.

But there is a success story out of Goshen.

A company called Specialty Window Coverings, which makes window coverings for RVs, is digging its way out of the trenches.

They are making something totally different with millions of dollars worth of fabric they had in stock.

Randy Ferrie of Specialty Window Coverings says, "Well, we lost a couple large customers and we sat around and tried to think of different ideas how to keep people working. "What can we do?" And one of the ideas was to make these bags."

Donna Gould, the Sales Manager if Specialty Window Coverings says, "I had a carpet bag that a vendor had given me for a Christmas present and I had it on airplanes before and 'Where did you get that bag? I'd love to have that bag!' And so, it just started evolving from there."

Traci Capellman says, "With 200 employees laid off, some of the 30 employees left at Specialty Window Coverings started designing bags and making samples. They attach tags that says Made in the USA and putting America back to work. On the back of that tag? Their company's story."

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