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Heartland RV prepares for plant opening

Posted at 11:14 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 13:14:36-05

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) -- Heartland Recreational Vehicles is looking to hire more than 120 employees for its new manufacturing facility in Nampa.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that officials held a ribbon cutting for the new location Wednesday. Production is expected to begin in March, with eight to 10 units being built per day.

Heartland held a job fair to find employees Wednesday. With 120 employees to be hired in 2016 and plans to increase that to 275 employees in Nampa within three years.

The Elkhart, Indiana-based company is occupying the former Transform Solar building in Nampa, which has been vacant since 2012. Officials say the facility will eventually have two production lines that complete a total of 20 units per day.