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Fleetwood RV Opens New State-of-the-Art Paint Facilities in California and Pennsylvania

Published on 2004-08-03. Author : SpecialChem


RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Fleetwood RV, a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles, today announced the grand openings of its new paint facilities in Riverside, CA, and Paxinos, PA. In recent months, Fleetwood RV and DuPont Performance Coatings have worked together to develop a unique paint processing system that they expect will revolutionize the industry. The facilities cost about $13 million each to build.

These state-of-the-art facilities feature several innovative technological advances including:

  • Humidity and temperature-controlled paint booths that allow Fleetwood more control over color and application, and, over time, will require less overall maintenance.
  • Environmentally friendly abatement equipment that captures and burns off VOCs, creating 98% clean-air emissions.
  • Clean room technology that helps Fleetwood provide high levels of quality on all painted surfaces within a controlled environment.

"The collaboration with DuPont Performance Coatings in the development of the new paint facilities is a great example of our investment in the future of the RV industry," said Chris Braun, Senior Vice President of Fleetwood RV. "Working with leading companies such as DuPont to develop innovations for our new products helps our industry prosper and thrive in the technology age. These new paint facilities will give Fleetwood the unique advantage of being able to offer full-body paint on a much broader range of products."

"We are thrilled to have been a part of the exciting steps that Fleetwood RV has taken to revolutionize paint processes," said Ray Anderson, VP of DuPont Refinish Coatings for the Americas. "Fleetwood is a true innovator and we look forward to helping them further develop and refine key areas of the RV manufacturing process."

The Paxinos, PA, paint facility will hold an official grand opening event on Tuesday, August 3. The Riverside, CA, facility will hold its official grand opening event in early September. Executives from Fleetwood and DuPont, as well as local government officials, will be present at both grand openings.

About Fleetwood Enterprises

Fleetwood RV is a division of Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FLE), one of the nation's leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles and a leading producer and retailer of manufactured housing. Fleetwood's recreational vehicle line includes motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, truck campers and folding trailers. Fleetwood RV products are distributed through a nationwide network of more than 1,200 dealers.

Source: Fleetwood RV

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