Jayco Corp. plans a 206,000-square-foot expansion of its Middlebury headquarters that will add up to 50 jobs by the end of next year, the company announced Wednesday, Aug. 20.
The new building will help meet growing demand for the company’s luxury motorhome, the Entegra Coach, Jayco officials said. The new manufacturing facility will be devoted entirely to production of the Entegra, which will allow the current motorized manufacturing building to house construction of all other Jayco motorhomes.
"The motorized team continues to exceed expectations, leading to enormous growth and success of the division,” president and CEO Derald Bontrager said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to the expansion and the opportunities it will bring.”
The Entegra Coach sits at the high end of the RV market, with 2015 models retailing from $350,000 to $600,000.
Jayco plans to have construction completed by the second quarter of next year.
Jayco, the world’s third-largest RV maker and largest that’s privately owned, manufactures and markets towable and motorized RVs through its Jayco, Starcraft, Entegra Coach and Highland Ridge divisions. Earlier this year it announced its acquisition of the much smaller Open Range RV.