Tiffin Motorhomes is reopening its shuttered plants this week. The plant in Belmont, Mississippi, resumes operation today. The main assembly line and manufacturing plants in Alabama resume operation tomorrow, April 14.
“Many factors were considered in making the decision, the most important of which is the safety of our employees, our customers and our vendors,” Tiffin Motorhomes announced on its website April 9. “The decisions required consideration of the facts, compromise and compassion.”
Tiffin has an extensive backlog of sold orders from prospective owners, the company said.
The Red Bay, Alabama-based motorhome manufacturer temporarily suspended production on March 24 as a precautionary response to COVID-19. The company initially announced April 6 as the date it would resume production but pushed back reopening three days prior. Tiffin Motorhomes Red Bay service center has continued operating throughout with a reduced staff to meet CDC guidelines.
“Our goal is to keep all of us safe here in Red Bay, Belmont and Winfield,” Tiffin Motorhomes President Bob Tiffin said, “while doing our very best to build the dream motorhomes our new owners have ordered.”
As employees return to work today, the company has put in place an array of processes following CDC guidelines. The efforts will exceed the guidelines whenever possible, the company said. These efforts include:
- Supplying each employee and visitor a mask as they enter the facilities.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed in all facilities.
- Establishing testing protocols for any employee who presents symptoms in line with CDC guidelines.
Along with testing, Tiffin Motorhomes will have a protocol in place for anyone who tests positive or is waiting for results of a test.
Click here to read Tiffin Motorhomes’ full statement on resumption of operations.