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Thor Consolidates General Coach Plants in Canada

Posted By RVBusiness On October 15, 2009 @ 1:17 pm In Breaking News | No Comments

Thor logoThor Industries Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio, announced today (Oct. 15) that it is consolidating production at its General Coach Canada company from two manufacturing locations to one, according to a news release. 

 In the process, Thor is shuttering its Oliver, British Columbia, production facility and moving all General Coach RV and park model production to its other facility in Hensall, Ontario.

“While we regret the closure of our Oliver, British Columbia plant, our General Coach Canada dealer partners and consumers can be better served through a single point of manufacture in Ontario,” said Thor CEO Dicky Riegel.

Thor expects the wind-down of production in Oliver to be completed by the end of the calendar year.  General Coach will work closely with all of its dealers to ensure that delivery of product and parts, service and warranty support are uninterrupted.

“This move will improve product design, quality and pricing for all General Coach dealers,” said Roger Faulkner, pesident of General Coach Canada. “We will be in contact with all of our dealer and campground partners in the coming days to discuss how this change will benefit their locations.”

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