Indiana Fall Color Highlights

Indiana has over 100 native tree species, each bringing their unique qualities to our Fall color display here. Indiana boasts many parks and forests that are simply spectacular with shows of ash-leafed and red maples in scarlet red and orange; black, silver, and sugar maples in bright yellow; hickories as well as the Indiana State […]

In Memory of Rep. Jackie Walorski – An Advocate for the RV Industry

On August 3rd, our 2nd District Congresswoman, Jackie Walorski, was killed in a car crash south of Elkhart. Traveling with Jackie were two young aides, Zach Potts, 27, and Emma Thomson, 28, who also perished. Also lost was the woman driving the other vehicle, Nappanee resident Edith Schmucker, 56. It was a tragic event that […]

See You At the Elkhart County 4-H Fair!

Celebrations! Celebrations mark our lives with good memory milestones, along the way. Summer is such a wonderful time to connect with friends and family, to sit together with a cold one (whatever your “cold one” of choice may be), to float down the St. Joe River on an inner tube, or visit Bonneyville Mill County […]

Baked in Benefits | Providing a Wholesome Work Environment at Troyer Products

Baked in Benefits | Providing a Wholesome Work Environment at Troyer Products

Troyer Products recently filled several open job positions. We placed ads calling for workers, and a few would-be applicants critiqued the wages and declined our offers. We are in an inflationary environment where both the cost of the products we purchase and the wages we pay are rising, and so these expectations are understandable. We […]

The American Chestnut – A Story of Rebirth

More than a century ago, nearly four billion American chestnut trees were growing in the eastern U.S. They were among the largest, tallest, and fastest-growing trees. The wood was rot-resistant, straight-grained, and suitable for furniture, fencing, and building. The nuts fed billions of wildlife, people and their livestock. It was almost a perfect tree, that […]

A Goal Realized

“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?” The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?” “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Most people would agree that goals are important. […]

Soft Skills

“Soft” Skills Noun:  Personal skills that are often interpersonal, non-specialized, and difficult to quantify, such as leadership or responsibility. Soft skills are the generic and universal skills that enable you to fit in at a workplace. They include your personality, attitude, flexibility, motivation, communication, conflict resolution ability, time management skills, and manners. Soft skills are […]

Up, Up & Away… Inflation & the RV Industry

The dreaded salesperson-to-buyer call: “Tina, I hate to have to tell you this, but we have to raise the price on your cargo nets….” At Troyer Products we are seeing significant rises in the cost of goods sold side of the ledger, and have had to place more than a few of these difficult calls. […]