Middlebury, Ind.-based Jayco Inc. today (Aug. 19) announced that it is consolidating its towable operations in Twin Falls, Idaho, by closing a manufacturing plant and shifting production to another facility.
“Uncertain economic conditions have affected the market for our products to the extent that we can no longer justify operating both manufacturing facilities,” said Phil Geise, vice president of operations for Jayco. “Our current plans call for no reduction in the volume of units produced in Twin Falls, but the efficiencies involved by consolidation will allow us to be more competitive in the marketplace.”
Geise said most employees in the closed facility will be transferred by Oct. 1 to the other plant. He added that the factory would be re-opened “when market conditions improve.”
Jayco currently employs 216 people in Twin Falls.
Jayco first expanded its towable operations in 2004 to better service the West Coast by leasing a facility in Twin Falls. It has since grown its presence, including the development of an industrial park to house production and also attract suppliers to the area.