Alpin Haus Repositioning RV Supply Channels
Alpin Haus, the Amsterdam, N.Y.-based retailer of skis, pools, hot tubs and recreational vehicles, said it plans to open two new locations in the next four to 12 months.
One, in Saratoga County, will replace its existing store in Clifton Park. Another will be located outside the Capital Region, although the company hasn’t yet announced a location, according to the Albany Times Union.
Alpin Haus has four local retail outlets: in Clifton Park, in Gansevoort and two in the Amsterdam area.
The company said the new Saratoga County store will focus on pool sales and service, as well as skis and snowboards, but will no longer carry recreational vehicles.
RV business will be channeled to the Route 5S location west of Amsterdam. The Gansevoort location also carries RVs.
“We are optimistic about future business opportunities based on the current trends in two of our major revenue generating areas,” said Andy Heck, Alpin Haus’ president. “This strategic plan for 2010 and beyond will allow us to take advantage of the burgeoning demand for basic winter and summer recreational equipment, plus will afford us the opportunity to strategically reposition our RV supply channels.
“Our goal is to simultaneously increase our RV inventory and reduce the sales overlap that currently exists,” he said.
The Clifton Park store will be replaced by next spring.
The company employs 150 people and plans to add jobs with its expansion, Heck said.