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Livin Lite General Manager Ryan Spencer talks with a worker in the new consolidated manufacturing facility in Topeka.

Livin Lite General Manager Ryan Spencer talks with a worker in the new consolidated manufacturing facility in Topeka.

Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles has completed relocating and consolidating its operations to Topeka, Ind., the company said in a press release.

“This move, while admittedly time consuming and a little bit painful, is going to be great for us in the long run,” said Scott Tuttle, President of Livin’ Lite.  “We are going from being spread out in eight different buildings to consolidating all of our production and sub-assemblies under one roof, which is a pretty dramatic change.”

In an effort to cut costs and become more efficient, Livin’ Lite moved from Wakarusa to a single 240,000-square-foot facility in Topeka.

Livin' Lite owner Scott Tuttle

Scott Tuttle

“At the end of the day, the efficiencies that we are going to achieve as a result of this move are going to result in not only better built Livin’ Lite products, but we are also going to see some cost savings that will be passed along to the consumers,” said Tuttle.

“We are going to be one of the very few, if not one of the only, RV manufacturers who are building our entire coach under one roof without any of our various parts or structures having to go outside and be exposed to the weather,” he maintained. “For example, our lamination and aluminum welding departments are less than a hundred feet from our production lines.”

The company, a subsidiary of Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc., produces a variety of travel trailers, fifth-wheels, camping trailers and truck campers. Livin’ Lite has dealers in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Russia, Japan and Australia.