Jayco Inc. broke ground Thursday (Feb. 8) on an expansion it hopes will more than double its Twin Falls workforce in the next year.

The Times-News reported that the new 248,000 square-foot production building will house two manufacturing lines for the manufacturer. The company employs 238 people in Twin Falls, but plans to bring another 300 or more jobs to the community by the end of the year.

The new building will open sometime this summer.

“We do feel really optimistic,” said Renee Jones, the company’s marketing director. “There must be something you are doing right here in Twin Falls. We could have selected from a lot of different communities, and we feel confident in this community.”

Twin Falls Mayor and Chamber of Commerce CEO Shawn Barigar recalled hosting a ribbon cutting for Jayco’s opening in Twin Falls in 2005. It was one of his first events he coordinated with the chamber.

“I’ve kind of grown with the company here,” he said.

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