Newport Coachworks, is expanding its production facility in Riverside, California, in order to meet the increasing demand from customers for its high quality shuttle buses

25 September 2014

 

The company has just signed a contract to rent an additional 12,000sq ft building two miles away from its existing facility. The new facility will be ready in early October and the entire final assembly process will be located there. The building will also provide new commercial offices including design and development, a small show room and a customer reception area. All fibreglass and frame construction as well as paint operations will continue to be done in the original factory. This expansion allows Newport Coachworks to move from a production capacity of 2 buses to 4 or 5 buses per week and should eventually employ an additional 20 workers.

Carter Read, President of Newport Coachworks: “The expansion, which represents a 50% increase in production space, will help to meet the continuous growth in demand for our products. August has been a particularly strong month for us – underlining the need to expand.  We expect this trend should continue as we sign additional dealership agreements around the country.”

 

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