Middlebury, Ind.-based Jayco Inc. has temporarily closed one of its leased towable facilities in Twin Falls, Idaho, and consolidated operations into another plant, according to a local television station.
KMVT reported that Jayco General Manager Akos Sefcsik said with two plants open the company had two assembly lines producing seven or eight trailers a day.
He said by creating a “super-long” production line at the other facility, Jayco can now build up to 20 trailers a day.
Melinda Anderson, Twin Falls economic development director noted, “I understand that they hadn’t planned any layoffs from the move, so they still plan on having their same work force.”
In August, Jayco had a total of 216 employees in Twin Falls.
Sefcsik said as a result of merging the two plants only seven jobs were eliminated. Those were ‘indirect support’ positions like quality auditors and materials management. He added that when it’s profitable to operate two separate plants they’ll reopen the facility.
“Jayco has no intention of abandoning the building or getting out of the lease,” Anderson said. “The intention was to always continue with the lease, because they do expect to be back in it again.”