MILLERSBURG — After nearly a year of trying to sell the former Carriage RV site in Millersburg, the auction company is taking a different approach.
“Until recently, we have only been able to offer the property as a single, 55-acre tract,” said Jeff Doner, principal broker at Key Auctioneers. “With the initial rezoning and subdivision work now complete, we have the chance to offer much smaller tracts. We already have four parcels under contract and have had numerous inquiries on others. It’s exciting to see that many small- and mid-size operations will begin to breathe life back into this ready-made industrial campus over the coming months.”
The site is now 15 parcels, ranging from a one-acre tract to the 12-acre tract housing the largest building — a 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility — and three other buildings. The smallest will go for $20,000, while the largest has an asking price of $2.9 million.
Altogether, the tracts are listed for $5.5 million, according to Key’s price list.
Carriage started in the late 1960s and built a reputation for quality high-end fifth wheels.
According to Key, Carriage became a national leader in the luxury RV market, employing more than 275 workers at its peak.
The company ended production abruptly in 2011, 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.
A subsidiary of Elkhart-based Thor Industries bought the defunct company’s name and brand in 2012.