Jayco Inc. is moving forward with a major expansion project at its Middlebury, Ind., campus that will add over 400,000 square feet of production space while adding 300 jobs.
According to a press release, the Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary has broken ground on several building projects, with some near completion or recently completed. The new facilities are in response to the growing demand for Jayco’s travel trailers, fifth-wheels, toy haulers and motorhomes.
“The growth Jayco has experienced over the past few years pushed our current production facilities to maximum capacity, so the new buildings will help us not only meet current demand for our products, but give us the space we need to continue to grow,” stated Jayco COO Matt Thompson.
The new buildings include two manufacturing plants producing Eagle brand travel trailers and fifth-wheels and Jayco’s lineup of luxury fifth-wheels, including the North Point, Pinnacle and Designer brands. The added facilities will also free space in the current production facilities for additional Jay Flight and lightweight travel trailer production.
In addition, Jayco has added a dedicated mill room and lamination facility for Jayco’s motorized products.
“Our end goal is to continue to provide top level products and service to our dealers and retail customers,” commented Thompson. “We want to continue to set the standard for the industry and the new buildings give us the space we need to do so.”
The Eagle plant will be fully operational by early February, adding approximately 200 jobs, while the second towable plant is expected to be completed and operational by mid-June. The mill room facility has been operational since October 2016 and the lamination facility is expected to come online by the end of March.