A worker looks over a glass window at Lippert Components, a glass making company for recreational vehicles and buses, in Goshen, Indiana, U.S. June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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While many politicians, including President Donald Trump, say the United States desperately needs more manufacturing jobs, this small industrial city has more than enough.The rail-thin 32-year-old worked for 12 years on an assembly line at one of the local recreational-vehicle factories that have made Elkhart the RV Capital of the World.A manufacturing revival was well underway in Elkhart by the time Trump began promising one during last year's presidential campaign."He's already living up this promise to bring work back from Mexico," Seitz says.He and many other workers interviewed for this article don't want more jobs like the ones readily available in Elkhart. Attractive or not, jobs in the RV industry are emblematic of the kind of work that is increasingly the best option for blue-collar workers.
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