Goshen, Ind.-based Keystone RV Co. today (Aug. 6) celebrated the official opening of an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for its Outback towable line.
The facility represents Keystone’s fourth new plant in the past year and it will mean 50 new jobs by the end of 2004, according to Don Clark, Keystone’s group senior vice-president.
The event was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by over 200 people, including city and county officials along with State Sen. Marvin Riegsecker and State Rep. John Ulmer.
During the opening ceremony, Clark said the plant, which recently was purchased from Coachmen Industries of Middlebury, Ind., will feature a new assembly line technique that will more than triple production capacity.
Randy Graber (second from right), Outback’s general manager, noted, “It is teamwork which has brought Outback to the success it now enjoys, and it is our total focus on our product which is helping it to break growth records. With our new production methods, we will be able to keep up with consumer demand for the Outback.”
Outback travel trailers and fifth-wheels are an all-aluminum-framed, laminated-sidewall product created in 2001 by Keystone, a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Jackson Center, Ohio.