The company hosted a BBQ for employees and vendors and opened up the facilities for production line tours. Omega showcased three of its newly-designed and forward-thinking Road Ranger travel trailers, including metal and fiberglass units.
In November last year, Omega RVpurchased the intellectual properties of the former KIT production plant, which produced recreational vehicles for more than 67 years before closing, along with all equipment and materials. Production and office buildings on the property are under lease with an option to buy. Its key management team, as well as skilled staff and production employees , were drawn from KIT, Extreme RV and Extreme Warrior. The company will focus on travel trailers, fifth-wheels and toy haulers reviving the popular Road Ranger, Companion, Sportsmaster, Monterey, Megalite and Extreme brands.
At the April 17 grand opening, a christening ceremony took place that included encouraging words from the Caldwell Mayor Garret L. Nancolas. He expressed his appreciation for the company’s commitment to remain in the former KIT Manufacturing and Extreme RV facilities, providing new job opportunities for the local area.
Scott Thorpe, Omega’s vice president of sale and marketing, addressed the startup company’s pride in continuing the prior companies’ legacy of quality products produced by an experienced and talented RV workforce.
Financial backers and supporting members, Dennis Dillon, CEO, and Brad Dillon, President, of Dennis Dillon RV and Marine in nearby Boise, Idaho, also addressed the crowd to express their excitement with the progressive look and function of the newly introduced product and discussed their hopes for the future growth of the company.
In his closing address, Omega General Manager Don Day encouraged the workforce to continue to take pride in their work and to look forward to the prosperous new venture. He finished the ceremony with the traditional champagne christening over the first Road Ranger unit and showcased its new product line, the well-branded Road Ranger, in both metal and fiberglass units.