Joe Altman, president of Altmans Winnebago, announced today (Aug. 19) that it will close its store in Colton, Calif.
Altmans will be continuing its normal retail sales, service, rentals and parts operation in Carson, Calif.
“We have made the difficult decision,” Altman said in a news release, “to suspend our operations and close our store at the American RV Expo in Colton. It’s been over two years since this serious economic downturn began and our efforts to maintain an adequate sales volume have not been sufficient to sustain profitability.”
Altman also stated that it was a very difficult and sad decision since the entire Colton crew made a gallant effort to preserve the location. Altman continued saying, “The closure of our Colton facility is a reflection of some very difficult times in our country, not [the crew's] efforts, abilities, or work ethics.
“The time has come to focus on a new future and concentrate our resources where we can produce more concrete results,” said Altman. “Our Carson facility is still fully operational with more 2010 and 2011 Winnebago Motorhome and Lance trailer models than any other dealer in the West, and there are more on the way.”
Altman continued by saying that they we will meet the challenges ahead and that with over 39 years in the RV industry and all of their professional staff consolidated under one roof, they will still have competitors scrambling to meet the many Altmans advantages they can offer their customers.