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June 3, 2014

Thor buys property to expand Bison Coach

ELKHART — Thor Industries Inc. will expand its subsidary Bison Coach in Milford.

The company announced Tuesday it has purchased a 55,000-square-foot production facility on approximately 9 acres in Milford. In addition to the building, the company also agreed to purchase approximately 20 acres of additional land that can be used for future expansion as needed.

The production facility is located near Bison's current production facilities and will be used to produce Bison's equine trailers with living quarters. According to information from Thor, Bison has had strong growth and its current manufacturing facility was not large enough to meet demand. Bison expects to transition production to the new facility in the fourth quarter.

"Bison's product lines represent a solid growth opportunity beyond our traditional recreational vehicle markets," said Bob Martin, Thor president and chief executive officer. "With the solid growth Bison has achieved since their acquisition last fall, we found ourselves in a position of identifying opportunities to expand production quickly. This facility came on the market and it fit Bison's current production needs while providing the flexibility to meet future growth needs as they arise," he added.

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