Highline towable and Class A motorhome manufacturer Newmar Corp. announced the opening of a new 144,000-square-foot facility on its complex in Nappanee, Ind. that will house chassis, welding and assembly operations along with employee offices and a conference room.   
According to a press release, the facility features several innovative technological advances, including an intricate heating, air conditioning, and smoke ventilation system; two paint booths for chassis work; a dedicated undercoating booth; a detailed crane system for material handling; integrated, in-floor trash conveyors; a computerized band saw for steel cutting operations; and a unique catwalk for factory tours.
“This building will help to improve our manufacturing process in a number of ways, including streamlining operations, improving safety, improving employees’ work environment, and productivity,” said Kevin Bogan, Newmar’s Vice President of Manufacturing.  “But, the most important thing this large-capacity building will enable us to do is improve the quality of our products.
“Efficiency is also greatly advanced with the addition of this new building. In the past, we moved motorized chassis and towable vehicle frames through four buildings to prepare them to go on the main production line.  Our new facility allows chassis and frames to be assembled in one building before going to the assembly line.”