Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Champion, a builder of manufactured housing and park model RVs, recently opened its newest manufactured housing facility in Leesville, La. The plant is expected to create 200-plus jobs over the long term.
According to a press release, the 127,000 square-foot plant will produce homes that meet the HUD code for manufactured housing and offer an array of amenities.
“Continuing to innovate and improve our manufacturing processes is one of the company’s primary focuses for all of our facilities,” said Mark Yost, president and CEO. “Not only will this improve the value and quality of our homes for future homebuyers, it will also improve the safety and work environment for our employees.”
“We are so pleased to be opening our new manufactured housing facility in Louisiana and to bring these exceptional homes directly to the great people of this state,” said Executive Vice President, Business Development, Wade Lyall. “We’re also honored to collaborate with state and local officials, the Louisiana Economic Development, and the Leesville workforce to continue to grow and offer hundreds of new jobs.”
The Leesville facility represents the sixth production line added by the company nationally over the past three years and supports the company’s focus of growing capacity in markets where there is high demand for high quality attainable housing.