The Hemet Factory of Skyline RV is supposed to close and around eighty two workers are expected to loose their jobs before April end, says the local spokespersons and a statement the firm registered with the state.
The Skyline RV Corporation based in Elkhart, Ind. filed a notification in February with the CEDD (California Employment Development Department) as a move of the Worker Retraining and Adjustment Notice act, which gives the employees around sixty days of notice before any mass lay off takes place or the plant is being closed.
The employee layoff is expected to commence from 7th of April and is expected to go on through 20th of April, as per the conversation between the company and the city officials, told Community Investment Director, John Jansons, of Hemet.
Jansons also told that Skyline RV has also told that the closure will not affect the housing operations manufactured by Skyline in San Jacinto.
The economic meltdown has affected the Recreational Vehicle industry significantly with quite a few Inland makers shutting down or going broke at that time. We already saw the closing down and reopening of MVP RV with gusto till they completely shut down their operations in Riverside County operations again awaiting a lawful disagreement between the foreign investors of the company.
Ever since the news of shutting down of Skyline RV has surfaced back in early February, John Jansons told that the city has approached to a lot of close by makers — Ramco, which manufactures after-market auto parts, and McCrometer, manufacturer of forte valves — to let them know that a lot of expert sheet metal employees and machinists soon will be out of work if the firms are planning to hire.
The city also is trying their level best to persuade more manufacturers to fill up the space, said Jansons, in addition to probing with a neighboring transportation agency questioning them if they could use the maintenance facility for bus maintenance.
The property of company includes a complete 3 buildings straddling 113,900 sq-ft on a bit less than 18 acre close to Mayberry and Palm Avenues in Hemet, are also kept for sale and are estimated around $4.6 million. The Riverside office of NAI Capital, which represents the Skyline Corporation, is also giving separate buildings for sale
Skyline RV called their Hemet plant as one of the four “idle” built-up services countrywide in their latest 2nd quarter report they filed with the Exchange and Securities Commission. In the first half of financial year 2012, the firm reported a los of around $10.3 million in comparison to the loss of $13.8 million in the same period previous year, reported the filing.