Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is centralizing production of its Class C motorhome lines, relocating operations from a Goshen, Ind., facility to a larger, central plant at the company’s Nappanee, Ind., campus.
The full-line manufacturer said the consolidation would improve efficiencies while increasing production capacity and allowing for future growth in the line.
“By moving to Nappanee, we expect to have improved labor,” said Claude Donati, vice president of sales and marketing. “We will be able to improve quality because of the proximity of management; they will be able to be more involved.”
Gulf Stream emphasized that the Goshen plant, which employs around 130 workers, will not be closed, continuing to house welding operations and support lines along with producing components.
Currently, the Goshen facility handles Class C’s built on Ford and Chevy cutaway chassis. The newer Nappanee plant manufactures Gulf Stream’s heavy-duty minimotorhomes built on Chevy Kodiak C5500 chassis, including the EnduraMax toy hauler series.