An article at gazettetimes.com, of Corvallis, Oregon, relates the improvement in business that an Albany, Oregon, recreational vehicle manufacturer is seeing. The company, Chalet RV, manufactures hard sided folding trailers, lightweight travel trailers and 5th wheel trailers, and truck campers.
“In 2008, the whole economy changed,” said Chris Hanson, the company president. They went from making 550 units per a year down to 200. They cut their work force by nearly half. They had to buy back inventory from RV dealers who went out of business. They watched as sales went downhill.
Now, two years later, things are looking up. A new line of truck campers has proved very popular, and the company is working at full capacity to meet demand.
“We were weakened by” the economic slowdown, Chris said. “We’re still just barely surviving. But the future is bright. Next year should be unbelievable in terms of orders.”
Read the complete article at gazettetimes.com!