Citing a tripling of its backlog of orders, Airstream announced that it is expanding its workforce by 35 percent and by this month will have doubled its production output over the past five months.
Bob Wheeler, CEO of Airstream, noted that the RV industry has suffered during the recession. “Like any other industry, ours took a significant hit over the last couple of years,” he said. “As difficult as it was to streamline our operations during this period, we now feel optimistic that Airstream is back on the road to recovery.”
Wheeler said dealer confidence has strengthened and that lenders seem willing to provide more commercial credit to the RV industry.
A number of other RV companies have also announced production increases. Jayco, for example, recently announced the intention to hire 200 production workers to help meet an order backlog that is the largest in two years, and Four Winds International rehired 40 employees who had been laid off.Research Campgrounds, Plan RV Safe Routes & Turn your phone into an RV GPS.
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