Jayco Inc., which last week announced it was adding some 200 workers to its plant in Middlebuiry, Ind., also will be expanding its work force in Idaho.
Akos Sefcisk, general manager of Twin Falls, Idaho, operations, told the Twin Falls Times-News the company will hire as many as 30 additional workers in Twin Falls, boosting its payroll there to 180.
The company said it must increase output to meet rising demand as a result of improving market conditions, very low dealer inventories and retail incentives provided to dealers.
“It has become increasingly clear that 2009 will end better than we had expected and we are encouraged by the prospects for our business in 2010 – our business plan anticipates a substantial increase in sales next year,” said Derald Bontrager, Jayco’s president and chief operating officer, in a statement. “This is the first tangible indication that the RV industry has turned the corner and can look forward to improved business conditions going forward.”
According to the Idaho Business Review, the company opened a 154,000-square-foot plant in Twin Falls, employing 80 people, in early 2005. By November 2006, the plant employed 200.
The company built two new buildings – one 115,512-square-foot structure, valued at $6.53 million, and another 60,636-square-foot structure, valued at $3.43 million – in an industrial park.
Jayco laid off about 40 workers in October 2008 in response to the slowing economy.