Coates RV Planning Expansion in Minnesota
The by and large undeveloped light industrial/commercial business park in Esko, Minn., is about to be home to a major tenant in the RV business.
Northland’s News Center reported that Coates RV spokespeople said the Carlton County Commissioners approved a $145,000 economic development loan agreement at the end of June to aid the company in purchasing 15 acres in the Esko business park.
Family owned Coates RV has been in business since 1938, and is currently headquartered in Hugo, Minn., in the Minneapolis area, with another operation in Williston, N.D. The company is part of the Route 66 dealer network.
Company spokespeople say the plan so far is to build a significant RV facility, similar to their main Hugo facility, with indoor showroom space, service bays, and a parts and repair department. In the end, the facility is expected to employ at least 30 people.
Groundbreaking for the new facility is expected sometime in the spring of 2015.
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