Friday, May 04, 2007

Fleetwood Closes Canadian RV Travel Trailer Plant

Employees of recreational vehicle maker, Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., in Lindsay, Ont., will be losing their jobs as company announced Wednesday it is closing the plant there as of July 25 2007.

There are currently 315 employees at the Lindsay plant located about 100 kilometres northeast of Toronto.

The plant, in operation since 1972, builds RV trailers for the Canadian market under the brands Pioneer, Mallard, Terry, Lynx, Prowler and Dakota.

A Fleetwood executive said the Canadian market will now be served by U.S. plants.

Fleetwood said it is closing its Lindsay plant - its only operation in Canada - and one in Campbellsville, Ky., to save costs and fully utilize production capacity at other locations.

Fleetwood has closed several plants and moved one to Mexico as is tries to regain profitability in a competitive market.
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