Girard Group recently held a ground-breaking ceremony in Red Bay, Ala., for the company’s new factory. The event included the mayor of Red Bay, the local state representative, city and county officials.
Marcia Girard, Girard’s CEO, thanked the all the people that worked to make this project possible. She said she was very impressed with the state, county and city’s participation in making this a swift and easy process.
The new factory is the fifth location for Girard and is located on nearly 15 acres in the West Franklin Regional Industrial Park. The factory will be more than 40,000 square feet.
Plans are to open in the first quarter of 2019.
It will include manufacturing of Girard awnings, Shade products and new Girard Guard products. It will also warehouse Girard Product’s LP appliances. This will allow for faster and convenient supply to Tiffin Motorhomes with all Girard Group products and to all Girard’s southeastern U.S. customers.
In addition to manufacturing, there will be a service center for Girard customers to have their awnings and other Girard products serviced and installed.
Plans for the remainder of the property is for future factory expansion and Red Bay Acres RV Resort that will open in 2019. The RV Resort will offer upscale 60-foot concrete pads, a fishing pond, pickle ball court, putting green, BBQ pavilion and Wi-Fi.