Former Carriage site in Millersburg up for sale
Posted: 09/02/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Justin Leighty
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A potential buyer walks past unfinished fifth wheel travel trailers in the former Carriage Inc plant. (Truth Photo By J. Tyler Klassen)
Myron Bowling Auctioneers employee Steve Hileman pulls a cartload of items from the Millhouse building at the Carriage RV facility in Millersburg as he works to organize the building in preparation for Tuesday's auction. The campus has well over a dozen buildings that were full of equipment and supplies that needed to be tagged and organized into lots for the auction, which will sell everything but the real estate. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
A row of RVs is seen next to a building Thursday, February 16, 2012, at the Carriage RV facility in Millersburg. The campus has well over a dozen buildings that were full of equipment and supplies that needed to be tagged and organized into lots for the auction, which will sell everything but the real estate. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard)
The campus includes 19 buildings, according to information from Key Auctioneers of Indianapolis, the company handling the sale and also serving as court-appointed receiver for the company’s assets.
@Default:“This premier industrial real estate offers endless potential for buyers in manufacturing, engineering and distribution,” said Jeff Doner, principal broker at Key Auctioneers. “Among the property’s 19 buildings is a five-year-old, 440,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The facility is state-of-the-art with high ceilings, wide bays, lots of power and plenty of loading doors.”
Carriage started in the late 1960s and built a reputation for quality high-end fifth wheels. The company ended production abruptly last year, putting about 200 people out of work after it was unable to reach an agreement with PNC Bank over a loan, according to court documents.
The company’s assets were auctioned off in February. Thor Industries’ Redwood RV bought the Carriage name and brands at that auction.