>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer Paper 11/26/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Northwood to expand, add jobs


Northwood to expand, add jobs

Northwood Investments has announced a new Union County plant in the works.

Northwood, which operates Outdoors RV Manufacturing and Northwood Manufacturing, has broken ground on a new plant at its Pierce Road campus.

Ward King, chief operating officer for Outdoors RV and Northwood Manufacturing, said the expansion is a result of increased business.

"Our business is picking up," he said. "We continue to have more interest in outdoor products."

The facility expansion will also bring new jobs to the county, King said.

"Probably at a minimum 25 (jobs), but more likely all the way up to 75," King said.

King said the operations currently employ 194 hourly employees and about 30 office employees.

The expansion comes with a new brand introduction and new database for dealers.

"We're kind of increasing our footprint in the southern market," the COO said.

That includes California all the way to Colorado.

The 50,000-square foot expansion includes manufacturing spaces and offices at the Outdoors RV location south of the existing main plant.

"Our projection is somewhere in June we should be operational, barring any unforeseen weather," King said.

Job postings are handled through the state's employment division office in La Grande.

County Commissioner Mark Davidson said he finds the expansion announcement "very encouraging" that along with Boise Cascade's recent expansion announcement is very positive for Union County.

"(Northwood is) adding a line of fifth wheel trailers and increasing employment," said Davidson, who also serves as president of the Union County Economic Development Corporation.

Davidson said he is working on some leads on businesses that will help complement existing RV manufacturing plants in the county as well working to help the timber economy and diversify the county.

UCEDC Director Dan Stark will soon be traveling to seek businesses that may find a new home in Union County, too, Davidson said.

"We hope the economy continues to strengthen and employment opportunities continue to increase," he said.

Contact Kelly Ducote at 541-786-4230 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Follow Kelly on Twitter @lgoDucote.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

sildenafil online 
india levitra 
vardenafil pah 
  • sildenafil no prescription vardenafil aurochem buy viagra online cheap
  • access 2010 best price best price adobe master collection cs6 mac mountain lion 10.8 download
    buy final cut pro 10 
    buy autodesk autocad lt 2014 
    download solidworks for students 
    price of revit structure 
    buy windows xp pro sp3 oem 
    adobe cs6 design premium price mac 
    http://msh.univ-tours.fr/tmp/?vass=2957&... adobe acrobat x standard mac download parallels desktop coupon code
    best price acrobat 9 professional cheapest office 2013 home and business adobe photoshop lightroom 5 discount
  • cheap microsoft windows xp home edition buy microsoft excel mac http://dphss.guam.gov/?hosturl=5288&gray...