Outdoors RV Expands, Adds Industry Vet Pickler
La Grande, Ore.-based Outdoors RV Manufacturing (ORV) announced expansion plans and a key personnel move, according to a press release.
In April, Outdoors RV opened a brand new state-of-the-art lamination facility and, as of just this past month, has broken ground on a 50,000-square-foot expansion that will be built just south of the existing manufacturing plant. The new plant will be producing Outdoors RV’s all new mid-profile Glacier Peak fifth-wheel along with other travel trailer brands.
Outdoors announced the addition of industry veteran Mick Pickler as director of manufacturing. Pickler will oversee all three production facilities at the manufacturing complex in La Grande. Pickler has been in the RV business for 40 years, the last 15 years as the production manager in charge of the Arctic Fox Truck Camper assembly line at sister company Northwood Manufacturing.
Pickler stated, “The Outdoors RV production team is dedicated to providing our dealers and customers the best quality and functional RV available in the industry. It is a real pleasure to be a part of the Outdoors RV Team.”
Ward King, COO for Outdoors RV, added, “I am very pleased to have Mick Pickler join the Outdoors RV Team. Mick brings tremendous experience and an incredible eye and for what a highly functional, quality RV can and should be.”
ORV Sales Manager Darin Nelson noted, “A key to Outdoors RV’s growth is due in large part to its dedicated dealer partners and the customers that are seeking out a better-built, better-insulated, better-featured RV. A main component in achieving this goal is the people that are behind the scenes and on the assembly line, hand-crafting the Outdoors RV products. The management team at Outdoors RV has over 250 years of combined RV experience.”