RV manufacturer's proposal would almost double factory.Byline: Sherri Buri McDonald The Register-Guard
JUNCTION CITY Junction City, city (1990 pop. 20,604), seat of Geary co., NE Kans., at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers; inc. 1859. The rail, trade, and processing center of an agricultural and dairy area, it grew as the supply point for nearby Fort Riley, - Country Coach's proposed expansion in Junction City would almost double the size of its existing plant, according to according to
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Plans call for a $15 million, 330,000-square-foot factory on farmland south of the current plant, according to a thick application and traffic study filed by the RV maker. The existing facility, which employs more than 1,600 people, is 450,000 square feet, according to the company's Web site.
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An urban growth boundary, or UGB and rezoned from agricultural use to light industrial use. The request has not yet been scheduled to go before the City Council.
The filing begins the long process seeking city officials' approval to proceed with the expansion.
"The application to Junction City for the 74 acres has been filed," Country Coach spokeswoman Carol Taylor Clay said. "Now begins the wait."
To get the go-ahead to start building on the 74 acres, Country Coach must show that its plan is consistent with statewide planning goals regarding such issues as land use, protection of natural resources and state economic development.
To move forward, Country Coach also must address concerns such as identifying and mitigating mit·i·gate
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congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. caused by the expansion.
Country Coach, a subsidiary of National RV Holdings Inc. based in Perris, Calif., has been eager to expand for some time. Customer demand is high for its revamped product line and for custom-built coaches, company officials have said.
President Jay Howard Jay Howard (born February 16, 1981) is an English race car driver from Basildon. He was the 2005 U.S. Formula Ford Zetec champion and moved up the Indy Pro Series where he captured two wins on his way to the 2006 championship for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in his rookie season. predicts a 20 percent increase in production this year. The company, which has 1,643 employees, plans to add 67 in May.
While it waits for answers from Junction City, Country Coach is considering buying the former Rosen Products LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control plant in west Eugene's Greenhill Technology Park.
National RV Holdings is in talks with the Philadelphia-based owner of the 276,606-square-foot plant, which sits on 6.35 acres. Country Coach might use the former Rosen facility for a mix of new work and some work transferred from Junction City, Taylor Clay said.
She said the company could buy the former Rosen plant while it proceeds with an expansion in Junction City.
"Either one of them is not exclusive of the other," she said.