The Country Coach Inc. subsidiary of National RV Holdings Inc. is hiring more production workers to build its new Inspire model and the First Avenue editions of its Allure and Intrigue models, according to The Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore.
The Junction City, Ore. company has hired about 75 new production workers so far this month and it intends to hire another 85 people between now and sometime in April, company officials told the newspaper.
If sales continue at the current brisk pace, Country Coach might hire more employees this summer, said Jim Howard, vice president of sales.
Country Coach is looking for people experienced at operating air- and electric-power tools as well as those with knowledge about painting and electrical assembly, said Carl Taylor Clay, a company spokesman.
The Inspire diesel pusher will be lowest-priced model built by Country Coach. It will retail for around $200,000, about $100,000 less than the company’s current lowest-priced products.
Production of the Inspire will begin in May, Howard said.
Meanwhile, “a series of rebate and discount programs” were used by Country Coach earlier this year to clear older Country Coach models out of the dealer pipeline, National RV President and CEO Brad Albrechtsen said earlier this month.
Now, Country Coach dealers are ready to restock with the First Avenue editions of the Allure and Intrigue, Howard said.
Country Coach currently employs 930 people in Junction City, a suburb of Eugene.