New Skyline Champion Plant to Create about 200 Jobs
Leesville, La., is known as “the best hometown in the world”. And the little city in Louisiana is about to get even better with the opening of a new Skyline Champion manufactured housing plant.
The new Skyline Champion plant will be the only manufactured housing facility in the state of Louisiana.
A 127,000 square-foot Skyline Champion Corporation plant will open January 2019. Facility will begin production in the spring. The idle facility is a former Pioneer Housing Systems plant. Skyline Champion Corporation will reconfigure and automate the facility to include updated manufacturing techniques.
The new facility will allow Skyline Champion to:
- Create 200-plus jobs over the long term and add to its 7,000-plus North American team
- Increase capacity to meet growing demand in the affordable housing sector
- Increase market share by offering greater convenience and affordability to customers in Louisiana and surrounding states
“It’s an honor to be the only operating manufactured housing facility in the state of Louisiana,” Chief Executive Officer Keith Anderson said. “We are thrilled to bring our high-quality, cost-effective homes to an even wider customer base. As well as to offer the exceptionally skilled local workforce with hundreds of new jobs.”
New Plant to Provide More Affordable Homes for the Region
The plant’s location will offer huge benefits to Louisiana homebuyers, as well.
“The facility’s location will allow us to provide better value due to reduced transportation for the future homebuyers of Louisiana, east Texas, south Arkansas and south Mississippi,” said Wade Lyall, vice president of the southern region. “We are strongly committed to providing affordable housing to the residents of this great state and we look forward to building long-lasting relationships with the City of Leesville, the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation, local Retailers, and the LA Housing Commission.”
Interested jobseekers can complete an online application at www.championhomes.com/leesville.