The Country Coach Inc. subsidiary of National RV Holdings Inc. laid-off between 100 and 125 workers last Thursday (Sept.27), according to the Register-Guard newspaper of Eugene, Ore.
The County Coach plant is in Junction City, Ore., and the layoffs are equivalent to 10% of Country Coach’s workforce.
About 90% of those laid-off were production workers and the remainder were in purchasing, accounting and computer support, the Register-Guard reported.
Country Coach President Don Fults told the newspaper that the company will build 2.5 fewer motorhomes per week for the remainder of this year. That means County Coach’s production during 2001 will be 5% lower than what was originally planned.
“The economy has obviously been slowing down and the RV industry is down,” Fults continued. “We have to realign our inventory because of that.”
The people laid-off by Country Coach did not get severance pay, but they are allowed to stay on the company’s group health insurance program for 30 days. After the 30 days, they could continue the insurance coverage at their own expense.