Small RV town struggles through down times


Trevor Stokes writes in the (Alabama) Times Daily about how Red Bay, Alabama, “lost nearly a third of its jobs in the past year, by some estimates, because of the recession that dragged down the RV and mobile home markets, which make up the bulk of employment in this town of 3,256 residents.”

Read more about how the small town is coping here.

Photo: The chassis for a luxury motor home awaits assembly at Tiffin Motorhomes in Red Bay. The recession has deeply affected the recreational vehicle industry, and Red Bay’s main employer has laid off about 50 percent of its work force. Courtesy Tiffin Motorhomes.

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