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Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Fri Mar 31, 2017
Windish RV is opening a third location in Fountain, Colorado, about 20 minutes south of Colorado Springs.
The new dealership is scheduled to open on May 8 and will be the largest of the three locations the company has opened in the state.
Windish General Manager Jim Humble says the boom of the RV market and the right market conditions have allowed for the company to expand to help better serve the customers residing in the southern parts of Colorado.
“It (Colorado Springs) has been a market we’ve been eyeing the last few years,” Humble says. “We felt like it’s a good place for us to be. There are good opportunities for sales and the good service side of things. It will give us the ability to service our southern Colorado customers. It’s a good market for us and we’re excited about it.”
The new dealership will be 26,000 square feet on 11 acres of land. It will feature 10 500-foot service bays and an additional 100-foot bay for detail walk-throughs. Humble says the dealership will have about 150-200 units on its lot and will be a dealership for Keystone and Airstream models, carrying the Montana, Cougar, Raptor, Passport, Hideout and Airstream units.
The business will be the workplace for 25 new staff members who are in the process of being hired for their jobs. Meanwhile, the former parts and service director from the Lakewood location will transfer to the Colorado Springs store in the same capacity.
“We’re excited about this and we’re kind of in a neat position,” Humble says. “Most RV dealers, generally speaking, get a facility and make it work for RV sales. This location is great, because we built it with RVs in mind and the flow of traffic to the service bays are conducive and very easy for RVs. This is a great, exciting time for us here at Windish and we’re excited about the future.”