A Georgia-based firm has started making trailers in the former Monaco Coach Corp. plant in Coburg, Ore., and will hire more people as production ramps up, with a target of 50 employees by the end of the year.

The Register-Guard reported that Carry-On Trailer Corp. in December purchased a 33,000-square-foot building in the Coburg North industrial park near the Interstate 5 and Pearl Street interchange. Carry-On paid $1.4 million for the property, according to a deed filed with Lane County.

The firm, said to be among the nation’s largest makers of cargo trailers, began production of enclosed cargo trailers in Coburg on Jan. 20.

Thursday’s (Jan. 30) announcement marks yet another step in the rebirth of the former RV factory as a multi-tenant industrial complex.

Carry-On now employs 11 people, but expects that number to reach 50 by the year end, General Manager Wayne Bishop said.

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