A Cincinnati-based RV dealer plans to expand into the Dayton area by the first of year and could eventually bring more than 70 jobs. The Springfield News-Sun reported that Colerain RV has purchased the old Ford dealership in New Carlisle.

“We’ve been growing it a little bit, but we are pretty much out of space,” Colerain RV owner Steve Jung said of his current Riverside location. “So we needed to get more room, a better facility, a little bit easier access for customers, and it’s easier to get in and out.”

Colerain RV bought the Riverside location seven years ago to create a presence in the Dayton area and be closer to some of its customers, Jung said. He hopes to open move his Riverside staff of 12 workers to the new location and open by Jan. 1.

He said post-recession business has been good.

“People are traveling, buying,” Jung said. “It is just what they want to do, so they are out there spending money and traveling with their families.”

Employees are already starting to move inventory over to the new location, and Jung is working to get the showroom ready. Jung said there could be up to 25 employees at the location in 2015.

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