RV Products, a division of AirxcelL Inc., has added a second shift and is looking to hire 10 to 20 more workers as it ramps up production on air conditioning units for recreational vehicles, according to the Wichita Business Journal.
In recent months, the Wichita-based manufacturer aggressively has called back workers who were laid off and hired new employees as it prepares to meet a projected increase in demand for RVs this year. The RV Products Division of Airxcel leads the industry in the manufacturing of air conditioning equipment and accessories for recreation vehicles.
RV Products has added 72 workers during the past year to bring the company back near its pre-recession employment total. To date, RV Products has 201 employees, and it hopes to get back to around 220 in the near future — a total the company hasn’t seen since 2007.
Adding staff and another shift is a stark contrast from the contraction RV Products experienced in the past year and a half as the economic downturn dramatically altered recreational vehicle production. It comes 16 months after the company virtually shut down for all of December 2008.