COBURG, Ore. – Monaco Coach Corp. on Thursday announced it will consolidate the Indiana-based production of Holiday Rambler and McKenzie fifth-wheel and travel trailer recreational vehicles from Elkhart, Indiana, to Wakarusa and Warsaw, Indiana, facilities by the end of October.
The transfer of towable production from Elkhart will create a significant number of positions at Wakarusa and Warsaw. The current Elkhart towable employees will be eligible for transfer opportunities.
The company said it will continue its joint venture with International Truck and Engine Corp., Custom Chassis Products, LLC, service facilities and call centers in Elkhart, with plans to add additional jobs.
“Before making the decision we reviewed several scenarios with regard to continuing to manufacture towables in Elkhart,” said John Nepute, President, Monaco Coach Corp. “Our analysis showed us that by making this move we will better utilize the capacity of the remaining plant facilities and resources, leading to better efficiencies such as improving absorption of indirect expenses and synergies in material and labor costs. We believe this consolidation is compelling in the short term and also makes strategic long-term sense for our Company.”