Editor’s Note: The following is an article appearing in Truck Camper Magazine offering an update on the resurrection of Northern Lite Manufacturing, which was devastated by a fire last February. To read the entire article, including a Q&A with General Manager Keith Donkin, click here.
There’s a great deal of excitement in the truck camper industry and community right now about the news coming out of Kelowna, British Columbia. After a devastating fire last February burned the Northern Lite factory to the ground, a new and modern factory is well underway. New fiberglass molds have been precision cut and shipped from the United States. Best of all, plans are being forged to roll Northern Lite truck campers off the production line before the end of the year.
Without a doubt, this is the best comeback story we’ve ever covered. After watching too many truck camper manufacturers fold due to challenging economic circumstances in 2008 and 2009, it’s awe inspiring to see Northern Lite triumphantly returning after literally burning to the ground in the middle of peak production season. Northern Lite’s recovery is a true testament to the strength, skill, and fortitude of the Northern Lite team.
As truck camper enthusiasts, we’re also very excited to see Northern Lite’s new campers. Since they had to redesign the molds, what did they change? Since they lost all of their jigs, what improvements are they working on? And what’s going on with the factory?
For the full story click here.