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Forest River Reopens Plant

MonacoHARRISBURG, Ore. — The company that purchased the old Monaco plant in Harrisburg says its first units could be ready by the middle of next month.

The sale with Forest River was made final last week, and Monaco’s original management team is already back on the site to get things going.

Monaco was closed in February, leaving about 120 employees without jobs.

The company says the industry has grown over the last few years and this is the perfect time to expand in Oregon.

The staff is looking forward to hiring on old employees, so it’s up and running as fast as possible.

“We’re in the process of hiring some of the administrators back this week. So, obviously we’re going after, we’re going after the people who were there before the closure because of their experience, and we’ve been very successful so far,” said Paul Eskritt, generals manager in Dallas and Harrisburg, Oregon.

Forest River says it wants to be even bigger than before. It will start producing towable trailer brands from the eastern region, starting with Vibe and then Cherokee.

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