Forest River Expanding West Coast Production

by Wendy on March 14, 2017


Forest River Inc. recently purchased a 25-acre property in Sheridan, Ore., with plans to beef up West Coast production capacity with the addition of the former Liberty Homes facility, including expanded assembly of Surveyor and R-pod towable lines, spokesmen confirm.

Forest River’s new Northwest Oregon plant — the Berkshire Hathaway Inc subsidiary’s sixth in Oregon and 10th on the West Coast — consists of two manufacturing plants totaling 215,000 square feet. Renovation work is to begin immediately, spokesmen indicate, with plans to be up and running by this summer.

“This expansion is in response to the growing demand of our products on the West Coast,” stated Kevin McArt, general manager of the Surveyor and R-pod lines. “We have exhausted our current capacity and with this additional manufacturing space we’ll be able to reduce our response time to our loyal dealer base.

“Between the RV and cargo trailer operations already in place at existing operations, Forest River currently employs over 900 people in the state. This new expansion project will take Forest River’s Oregon employment well over 1,000 and further demonstrates Forest River’s commitment to the Western markets and their outstanding dealer network.”


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