ELKHART, Ind., Sept. 29, 2014 Thor Industries, Inc. today announced a significant expansion of production and office capacity at the Company’s Airstream subsidiary in Jackson Center, Ohio. The project will add approximately 94,000 square-feet to Airstream’s existing 134,000 square-foot travel trailer plant.
“With the recent strong growth in our markets, momentum and optimism among our dealers and positive outlook for future growth, this expansion will help us achieve our long-term growth objectives,” commented Bob Wheeler, Airstream President. “We are also pleased to make this $5.9 million investment in Jackson Center, where our manufacturing base has been located since 1952. Our commitment to the community matches our strong heritage here, as well as our vision of continued growth over the long term.”
In fiscal 2014, Airstream reached capacity production levels at its main travel trailer plant, highlighting the need to increase capacity to meet the growing demands for the iconic Airstream trailers. Once completed in May 2015, the new addition to the production facilities will result in an increase in current production capacity of approximately 50% over current levels.
About Thor Industries, Inc.
Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent one of the world’s largest manufacturers of recreational vehicles.
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It’s Friday, and like other home football game weekends, RVs have been piling onto University Station Motor Coach and RV Resort’s more than 500 lots all week.
Near the entrance, pop-up tailgates and TVs tuned to ESPN are packed side by side.
Further into the park, past the golf cart traffic, RVs are parked on plots of land filled with trees, flowers and small wooden buildings.
One backyard has a small putting green, while a few spaces down the road, another has a full two-story, one spot RV parking garage.
“It is really a tight-knit subculture here,” Cindy Thrash said. “I saw someone at 6 a.m. planting new shrubs, and that’s what they do, they make this a home.”
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is showcasing new luxury diesel pushers, Class A, Class B+ and Class C motorhomes at America’s Largest RV Show (Hershey RV Show) in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Gates open to the public Wednesday, September 10 through Sunday, September 14, 2014.
The Class A Tuscany 40DX luxury diesel pusher makes its public debut. This new single rear-axle model is fully equipped with features like fully reclining theater seating, retractable 60-inch LED Smart HDTV, master-style rear bathroom, and buffet dinette that seats four comfortably.
Tuscany XTE Class A diesel-powered motorhomes upgrade this year to all new high-gloss glazed cabinetry and the choices for interior decors are fresh and exciting. The new Resort Cherry and cabinetry looks the same as that you’d find in units retailing in excess of $400,000, but the Tuscany XTE does it at a fraction of the price.
Luxury Class A gas-powered Challenger motorhomes are showcasing a new bunkhouse floor plan 37TB. This triple slide-out combines a bath-and-a-half design with a convertible bunk bed area intended to provide years of enjoyment, even after the kids leave the nest. Space is thoughtfully created with bunks that transform into a sofa or full length wardrobe when not in use.
The A.C.E. Class A Motorhomes combine the best of a Class A and Class C RV and continue its impressive line-up with the new29.3. It’s the first A.C.E. to offer campers looking for an exterior kitchen and an abundance of living space with a full wall slide-out. Focusing on how owners use their coach, the booth dinette has been purposely located on the camp side.
Axis and Vegas Recreational Utility Vehicles (RUV) continue to impress both seasoned and new RV-ers with the new 25.1 model. The second floor plan is a traveler’s delight, with a large L-shaped sofa and entertainment area in the back of the unit. The front half of the coach has an oversized dinette with seating for four. For those who need plenty of spaces to sit while traveling, the new 25.1 is a perfect fit.
Look no further for the ultimate motorhome as both the Class A & Class C Outlaw Toy Haulers sport a full rear garage. These lifestyle haulers offer the most flexibility of any motorhome today. The Outlaw is ready for anything from a mobile office to pet grooming business or even a hunter’s ultimate hideout.
Bunk beds are in high demand this year and TMC responds with the new Super C. The diesel-powered 35SB is built on a Ford®F-550 chassis and contains a diesel engine. Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks, full wall slide-out, and 5500-watt LP generator are some of the features operated wirelessly with Rapid Camp™. An exterior kitchen is optional for those who love the smell of the grill.
All models including ACE, Axis, Challenger, Chateau, Citation, Four Winds, Hurricane, Miramar, Outlaw, Palazzo, Siesta, Tuscany, Tuscany XTE, Vegas and Windsport motorhomes have something new to offer during Hershey. Power patio awnings with LED lighting, Rapid Camp™ easy set-up and stunning HD-MAX™ exteriors are just the beginning. The choices are endless and it’s definitely an exciting time to buy the motorhome that’s “Made to Fit”! Stop in at the Camping World RV Booth #512.
For more about the 2014 Hershey RV Show and the Thor Motor Coach motorhomes that will be on display please go tohttp://ThorMotorCoach.com/Hershey-RV-Show-2014.php