Fire has destroyed a Dometic Corp. plant in Juarez, Mexico, that produced component parts for RV awnings and air conditioners for its U.S. customers.
Brad Sargent, Dometic’s vice president of marketing, told RVBusiness that the fire started in an adjacent facility on Tuesday and spread to the Dometic plant.
He said he learned of the fire ” through an e-mail from the company president less than an hour ago” but had few details.
“They are assessing the situation right now,” he said.
He understands that the building was a total loss, there were no injuries and workers were able to save some finished goods from the flames.
Products built at the plant were shipped to Dometic facilities in Elkhart and LaGrange, Ind., and distributed from there.
“We’ve got 22 other factories thorughout the world,” Sargent said. “I don’t see a supply interruption at all to other customers. We are assessing that too. We have inventory available.”
Juarez has a population of 1.5 million and is located on the Rio Grande River across from El Paso, Texas.