Edmonton, Canada-based Winalta Inc., which in November purchased the assets of bankrupt RV builder Peak Manufacturing Inc., is closing a manufactured housing factory Winalta operated in Linton, Ind.
“While our expectations were very high for this operation, it became very clear that the financial commitment and time required to meet those expectations was not commercially acceptable,” said James A. Sapara, Winalta chairman and CEO.
In announcing the closure of the southwest Indiana plant, Sapara made no mention about whether Peak’s plans to build a Class C motorhome in the United States would proceed.
Earlier, Winalta officials had said the Linton factory most likely would be the production site for Peak’s Liberty Touring Coach Class C motorhome.
Sapara said the closure will allow the company to focus on its own operations in Canada and those of Peak – renamed Vanguard Inc. after the acquisition – a manufacturer of Class C motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth-wheels in plants in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and Thetford Mines, Quebec.