Recreational park trailer builder Park Cabins Inc. plans to move into a larger facility later this year and double its work force by the middle of 2005 to meet rising demand.
“We can’t build them fast enough in our existing space,” Park Cabins President Mike Fannon said of the company’s line of 400-square foot cabin-style cottages. “We basically had to slow down because we didn’t have the space to keep up with customer demand.”
The Cairo, Ga., company will relocate from its current 12,000-square-foot facility to a 40,000-square-foot plant in the Industrial Park of Cairo. The move will enable the company to double its work force to 40 or 50 employees, while doubling or tripling its park-model production, Fannon said.
Park Cabins’ expansion reflects the industry’s overall growth this year as national shipments of recreational park trailers were up 27.5% during the first six months of 2004 compared to a year earlier, according to the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) in Newnan, Ga.