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Hensall, Ontario-based General Coach unveiled a major expansion at its Mill Street facilities on Aug. 20, according to a press release.

As reported by the Goderich Signal Star, the company, which has been in the RV business in Hensall since 1950 and owned by the Faulkner family since 2010, officially opened its 35,000-square-foot new facility, which sits across the street from its 105,000-square-foot headquarters.

Owner and president Roger Faulkner said General Coach has been operating out of the same location for 69 years and is the oldest factory in Canada still operating and producing some form of RV.

Faulkner, who has been in the RV industry since 1968, said when he started in the business there were 84 different RV manufacturers in Canada. Now there are five.

“Thank God I’m one of the five,” he said to the crowd in the new General Coach facility.

To survive, General Coach has had to evolve over the years. The company was previously owned by Thor Industries Inc.

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