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Interior Secretary Visits Elkhart RV Complex to Tout Passage of GAOA

Visiting Elkhart, Ind., Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt touted the Great American Outdoors Act, saying the measure will have a significant impact on conservation and recreation, during a stop at East to West RV.

Bernhardt, left, got a tour of the factory.

The interior secretary was joined on a tour of the manufacturing facility, a division Forest River Inc., by U.S. Sen. Todd Young and U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, both Republicans.

Following the tour, they stood behind Forest River CEO Peter Liegl and his daughter, Lisa Liegl Rees, co-general manager of East to West, and watched the duo put pen to paper on President Donald Trump’s Pledge to American Workers.

Click here to read the full story from the Elkhart Truth’s Blair Yancey.

The pledge is a commitment to Forest River and its subsidiaries to invest in their workforce and expand job opportunities in Indiana.

“Under our pledge to the American worker, we will provide individuals with opportunities to develop their skills, and will increase our apprenticeship, work-based learning programs and on-the-job training,” Liegl said. “The Great American Outdoors Act is a godsend to the RV industry and the people who use the national parks.”

To see coverage of the secretary’s visit from WNDU in South Bend, click here.

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