ELKHART, Ind., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Thor Motor Coach, North America’s number one motorhome manufacturer and a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO), is expanding operations in Elkhart, Wakarusa, and Bristol, Indiana.
“We are expanding our manufacturing footprint to meet the strong consumer demand for our products. These significant expansion projects will allow us to serve our dealer network with improved delivery times,” commented Jeff Kime, President of Thor Motor Coach.
Facility expansions include a number of new facilities or expansions of existing facilities in northern Indiana. Thor Motor Coach will expand in Wakarusa, Indiana with the purchase of an existing building for Class C production and a new lamination operation with six lamination lines to support motorhome production at multiple facilities. Thor Motor Coach is completing an addition to a Class C campus in Bristol, Indiana to support its popular Quantum motorhome line. The Company is also making a major addition to a Class A plant in Elkhart that will enable the addition of a future second production line for some of the highest volume, in-demand gas Class A motorhome models. In all, more than a half million square feet of workspace is being added, increasing the overall size of Thor Motor Coach’s five Elkhart County campuses to 2.3 million square feet of manufacturing space, spread across 300 acres.
Plans to start production at these facility additions will commence in late summer and continue through the remainder of calendar 2017. Thor Motor Coach has begun hiring with a need for 400 additional employees to work in these areas, continuing to provide excellent employment opportunities and a great work environment. A job fair is planned for July 27th at the Thor Motor Coach plant located at the corner of State Route 19 and Hively Avenue in Elkhart.
“We are convinced that the dealers we have at Thor Motor Coach are the best in the industry. We want to make sure we solidify our relationships and this begins with providing our dealers with our popular motorhomes in a more timely fashion. The expansion plans we have in place will allow us to continue our rapid sales growth into future years,” noted Dana Simon, Vice President of Sales.
About Thor Motor Coach
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is the only “Made to Fit”® motorhome brand in North America. TMC’s diverse product lineup includes many of the world’s