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This image from Jayco’s website shows a toy hauler from Jayco’s Octane line. (Photo Supplied)
Jayco expansion creating 60 new jobs

Posted on Jan. 15, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 15, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — Continued growth in toy hauler sales has led Middlebury-based Jayco Inc. to expand and ultimately create a projected 60 new jobs, the company announced Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Jayco, the world’s largest recreational vehicle maker, has relocated manufacturing operations of its toy hauler travel trailers and fifth-wheels to a 55,000-square-foot facility on its main Middlebury campus. The expansion is needed to meet demand for Jayco’s Octane and Seismic toy hauler brands, operations manager Rick Gallmeyer said in a statement.

Company officials said that 30 new jobs have been created, with another 30 expected over the next 12 months. Production in the new plant began last week.

Toy haulers are small, towable RVs with rear ramp doors for vehicles smaller than cars, such as all-terrain vehicles or motorcycles. They are equipped with interior amenities and furniture that fold up to allow space for transporting the smaller vehicle.