The Country Coach highline motorhome building subsidiary of National RV Holdings Inc. laid-off 190 employees last Thursday (Nov. 8), according to the Register-Guard newspaper of Eugene, Ore.
“With the holidays coming, this is something we absolutely didn’t want to have to do,” Country Coach President Don Fults told the Register-Guard.
However, Fults said he had little choice because “we have to keep realigning our inventory” to reflect current market conditions.
“We’ve done well (in terms of sales) in the West and in the Sunbelt, but it’s really slow elsewhere,” Fults said.
In late September, Country Coach laid-off 125 production workers. The furloughing of an additional 190 workers, who were spread across all departments, means Country Coach now has laid-off almost 30% of its labor force. The company continues to employ around 800 people in Junction City, a suburb of Eugene.
Country Coach will reduce its output by four units a week as a result of the combined impact of the late September and early November layoffs.