EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – AWOL Outdoors, Inc., the company that developed the innovative Camp365 ultra-light weight towable camper, is expanding its primary manufacturing facility to Albia, announced company Founder/CEO, Kevin McGregor.
“We are excited about bringing Camp365 to Albia,” said McGregor, a lifetime entrepreneur who is also an avid outdoorsman. “The local community and the state of Iowa has been incredibly helpful in making this move possible. After several months of searching across multiple states in the Midwest, we determined Iowa, and specifically Albia, offered the best option to the company; strong and available work force, competitive utility and tax rates, great local suppliers and room to build and grow in Albia and a host of attractive financial incentives from the local and state level.”
The company anticipates creating over 150 well-paying jobs with an attractive benefits program, investing several million in capital equipment and expanding into a new facility.
This could not have been done without the leadership and support of several agencies, including Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative, the City of Albia, Community 1st Credit Union, Sioux land Economic Development Corporation, Regional Economic Development Investments, Southern Iowa Electric, Indian Hills Community College, Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Community Venture Network
“We look forward to a strong partnership with the community and state who supports a growing business,”said McGregor.
Camp365 features patented and patent-pending and other proprietary technology to deliver a compact, ultralightweight camper that weighs just 1,500 pounds, yet sleeps up to six, stores in a garage and aerodynamic it can be towed with most cars, even the Mini Cooper or Prius, and UTVs. Visit www.camp365.com for more information
The Camp365 camper was recently named one of the top seven “Coolest Campers” of 2018 by online reviewer www.curbed.com