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Old 09-30-2014, 06:31 AM   #1
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Yesterday Airstream announced they are investing $5.9 million in facility expansion at Jackson Center. Dayton Daily News article attached.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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Very interesting. Thank you for posting this. I wonder if the service center will be expanded.

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Sounds like another production assembly line. I haven't seen the factory, only one line now?
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Airstream further announced today that they will be hiring an additional 125 associates.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:52 PM   #5
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They need a quality control person.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:27 PM   #6
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Airstream further announced today that they will be hiring an additional 125 associates.
That is good to hear. I am sure it will be good for the area. Seasonal work would be nice. I could see spending a few months of the year up there.
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Sounds like they think the economy for buying double price trailers is much better than I think it is. They must also believe that the EPA mileage requirements will not cut the size of the tow vehicles.
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With over 1000 back orders on trailers and over 400 vans they must be doing something right.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:03 PM   #9
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How come they need twice as much space to produce 50 trailers per week?
In the 60's and 70's they were building 110-120 trailers per week in the present factory.
Granted, they didn't have 40 floor plans and the trailers weren't nearly as complicated-
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Sounds like a positive move to me. Good to see them reinvesting in the company a little. You guys would complain if Santa Claus expanded his shop and hired more elves.
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Need more space because the new 34' Classics are so long, plus new lightweight 25's they will build there. Maybe?

They're getting like Apple, secrecy until the day of sale so people can't criticize it before it happens.
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They don't make the 34 anymore.
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Yet, time for an encore.
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