WAVERLY (KWWL) -
A recreation vehicle manufacturer announced plans Friday to open a plant in northeast Iowa that will employ 70 people.
Winnebago said they would purchase a 33,400-square foot building in Waverly to expand the company's "sub-assembly operations," according to a release Friday from Winnebago spokeswoman Sheila Davis.
Those operations will mostly include wire loom assembly activities for Winnebago motor homes, the company said. They hope to close on the building within two months.
"Increased consumer demand and elevated retail activity have resulted in the need for us to expand our motor home manufacturing capacity," said Winnebago CEO Randy Potts in the statement. "We were pleased to locate a facility that will meet our immediate needs for additional sub-assembly space, and which is also essentially move-in ready."
Potts added that being just 100 miles from Winnebago's main operation in Forest City would help with costs.
The company plans to invest almost $2 million over the next several months to purchase the building, located at 1919 Eighth St. SW, in Waverly's southwest business park, and for start-up costs.