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Old 01-08-2017, 08:49 PM   #1
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Well, the new fiberglass shop is finally in full swing! Still finishing things here and there and realizing that not everything is fitting in the spot it was supposed to... but overall things are moving in the right direction. At this time the crew is making 1-1/2 trailers in an 8 hour shift. Previously they could only build 1 trailer per shift and had to work Saturday's in an effort to get 6 trailers per week. They are enjoying the new space and new equipment which is making the process much more efficient for them.

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Old 01-08-2017, 08:54 PM   #2
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Looks Great!! Congrats!!!
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:57 PM   #3
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Now the renovations start on the production building!
This was the previous fiberglass shop. We have already removed half of the upper mezzanine to make room for another bay door and the start of the assembly line.
Next step is to fully remove the divider wall, install the new bay door, upgrade the lighting and get some power in the correct spots. Hopefully in a couple of weeks the assembly will swing over to this side...then we can start renovations in the middle area.

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Old 01-08-2017, 09:01 PM   #4
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Congratulations! Looking good and hope it all goes smoothly.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:02 PM   #5
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Congratulations Reace. It all looks great
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:35 PM   #6
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Looks really big! But I am sure that you can fill it!
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:39 PM   #7
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Now the renovations start on the production building!
This was the previous fiberglass shop. We have already removed half of the upper mezzanine to make room for another bay door and the start of the assembly line.
Next step is to fully remove the divider wall, install the new bay door, upgrade the lighting and get some power in the correct spots. Hopefully in a couple of weeks the assembly will swing over to this side...then we can start renovations in the middle area.

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Could you please tell us about the German Shepherd in the one picture. I'm sure s/he's a good dog!
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:42 PM   #8
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Glad to see things are progressing along. Lots of anxious folks waiting on their trailers to be built and looks like the wait might be a little shorter due to all the additions and improvements you are making. The future for Escape Trailers is looking brighter and brighter.
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Old 01-08-2017, 09:52 PM   #9
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Overhead crane, how nice ! Congratulations on the expansion.
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:36 PM   #10
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Well, the new fiberglass shop is finally in full swing! Still finishing things here and there and realizing that not everything is fitting in the spot it was supposed to... but overall things are moving in the right direction. At this time the crew is making 1-1/2 trailers in an 8 hour shift. Previously they could only build 1 trailer per shift and had to work Saturday's in an effort to get 6 trailers per week. They are enjoying the new space and new equipment which is making the process much more efficient for them.

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What is the production goal once things get settled in, Reace, or is the 1 1/2 per 8 hours the goal and you're hitting where you want to be going forward?
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