Now that the war in Iraq is winding down, supplier firm Noble Composites Inc., Goshen, Ind., is among the companies in the RV industry experiencing “a slight pick-up” in business, according to Roger Gowdy, a sales representative for the firm.
However, Noble’s order volume is “still not where it was in January or February,” Gowdy added.
Noble supplies high-gloss, custom molded fiberglass panels to the manufacturers of higher-end motorized and towable RVs. About 75% of the company’s panels are used for motorhome exteriors with the balance used as the outer skin for highline towables, Gowdy said.
Noble was founded by fiberglass industry veteran Larry Farver and the company, which went into production during October 2001, operates from a highly automated, 130,000-square-foot plant on Goshen’s south side, which Gowdy describes at “state-of-the-art.”
The company is owned by its 60 employees and Gowdy added, “Our molds are the secret to our success.”