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EverGreen RV Names New Fifth-Wheel Division

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC, Middlebury, Ind., announced the name of its much-anticipated high-end fifth wheel division: Lifestyle Luxury Resort Vehicles.

This stand-alone division is housed in a separate 100,000-square-foot facility recently purchased in Middlebury. According to National Sales Manager Elliott Bond, Lifestyle LRV will eventually employ a large staff consisting almost entirely of former key Carriage Inc. employees.

“The last several weeks have been full of activity with ongoing developments in the product and staff,” Bond said, “and there is a high amount of enthusiasm already circulating about the new Lifestyle LRV brand.”

In November, Kelly L. Rose, a majority owner of EverGreen, told RVBUSINESS.com the company was stepping up to capitalize on Carriage’s good name by hiring the bulk of the company’s “brain trust” and management expertise with plans to build a towable RV line that’s similar in many ways to the Carriage lineup that the Millersburg, Ind., company had built for years.

Carriage, founded in 1968, closed its doors and furloughed 180 workers on Oct. 17 as an Indianapolis-based bank filed suit. On Feb. 21, an Ohio-based company will be holding an auction for all of Carriage’s assets at its long-time Millersburg headquarters.

Among the former Carriage people playing key roles for EverGreen are Bond, former Carriage CFO Deb Albin in finance, Pete Kauffman in manufacturing and Greg Kitson in product development and design.

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#1 Comment By Steve & Norma Jeroutek On January 10, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

Will you warranty our beautiful Cameo which we purchased in April 2011? Why take the Carriage good-will asset and not stand behind the recently-purchased Carriages? If you stand behind our Carriage units we will definitely promote your product if, in fact, you manufacture a Carriage quality product. There are many of us Carriage “new owners” out here who need answers. Please respond!!!

#2 Comment By B.Smith On January 16, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

Steve they is a different company that will be covering the warranty’s of the Carragie trailer ( i do not remember the name) but look back through my twitter posts and you will find the link.
Good luck with your new trailer and enjoy it.

#3 Comment By Nathan Ervin On February 15, 2012 @ 11:18 am

How can we obtain warranty service on a 2011 Carrie-Lite, Carrage RV with your company?