New RV manufacturer Omega RV began production at its facility next to KIT Manufacturing, and plans to bring 150 manufacturing jobs to Caldwell, Idaho.
Omega RV bought the intellectual properties, equipment and materials at the KIT Manufacturing plant last year.
KIT Manufacturing was first purchased in 2003 and became Extreme RV until it closed during the recession. Omega shares many of the same management personnel from KIT and Extreme RV, Omega General Manager Don Day told the Idaho Press-Tribune.
“The RV industry is doing exceptionally well,” Day said. “It’s come back very strong, and it’s good timing.”
There are plans to open an additional plant next to the KIT property within 12 months. Omega RV has 32 employees so far, according to the report.
More jobs will be added as production increases, according to the company. Omega RV will focus on travel trailers, fifth wheels and toy haulers and has partnered with the Dennis Dillon RV dealership in Boise.
The company will have a ribbon-cutting celebration on Friday. There will be a champagne-breaking ceremony for the first trailers that come off the line at the new facility. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. at 710 W. Simplot Blvd.