It’s model year changeover time, and RV manufacturers typically give time-off to their production workers for the entire week during which the Independence Day holiday falls.
But this year, due to the recent decline in wholesale demand for Class A motorhomes, employees at certain Coachmen Industries Inc. operations will be given the first two weeks of July off.
Workers at Coachmen’s Georgie Boy Manufacturing subsidiary and at two Coachmen RV division Class A motorhome assembly plants will be off from July 3 until July 17, said Jim Baxter, vice president/marketing.
Originally, workers at those Coachmen operations were scheduled to be off only the week of July 3-7.
Additionally, Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., has reduced the number of employees at its Paxinos, Pa., motorhome assembly plant., according to Lyle Larkin, vice president/treasurer.
About 400 people work at the Pennsylvania motorhome plant, down from peak employment of 575, Larkin said.
Employees of the Paxinos plant also worked “a reduced schedule the last few weeks,” Larkin added.