Dometic, the global manufacturer of outdoor and mobile products for the RV industry, returns to Elkhart, IN, to produce and distribute awnings from its plant on Industrial Parkway. The factory will increase Dometic’s overall awning production capacity to meet the demand of local RV manufacturers. 

The Elkhart plant will produce the 9100 series of power awnings, with subsequent models added in the coming weeks. Its facility in Mexico will continue to service the aftermarket segment, focusing on logistics optimized through Dometic’s Texas distribution center.

Todd Seyfert, the president of Dometic’s Segment Land Vehicle Americas,  stated, “Elkhart, IN has always been the heart of our RV appliance business. Dometic has always been committed to being a part of the industry, this move is just one of many ways we’re showing an increased dedication to our customers, our employees, and the Elkhart community.”

Other measures the company has implemented to ensure on-time delivery include:

  • Optimizing the total number of awning SKUs to reduce the margin of error while increasing manufacturing efficiencies;
  • Implementing a dedicated fleet of trucks for OEM awning deliveries to reduce wait times; and
  • Local inventory to support Elkhart County OEM customers, ensuring the fastest delivery times.

“As we continue to focus on ‘mobile living made easy,’ the return of awning production and these added measures allow Dometic to ensure delivery performance to our trusted OEM, RV Dealer and distributor partners. We’re happy to add one more manufacturing location closer to our customers in Indiana,” added Seyfert.

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