AL-KO Kober Corporation announced today the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Caldwell, Idaho. AL-KO is supplying frames and axles for the RV and light trailer industry from the facility, where operations began on May 15.
The announcement of the Idaho facility comes less than a month after AL-KO announced the purchase of RBW Industries, Inc. in Chino, California.
"We have been looking for opportunities to expand our market penetration in the Northwest for several months," John Juliano, AL-KO Kober Corporation president said. "The Caldwell location will allow us to provide better service to new business we have recently picked up in Idaho and Oregon and provide opportunities for growth."
According to Juliano, the new facility in Idaho will allow AL-KO to build on the opportunities of the RBW acquisition. The RBW acquisition added slide out systems, hitches, landing gear, pin boxes, bed lifts, and TV brackets to the AL-KO product offerings.
With the Caldwell operation, AL-KO will have eight plants in the U.S. There are two plants in Elkhart. In addition AL-KO has plants in Shawnee, OK; Baldwyn, MS; Ontario, CA; Riverside, CA; and Chino, CA.