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Jackson Center has several manufacturing companies but the the most well-known is Airstream maker of the the iconic aluminum bullet-shaped travel trailer trailer Since 1936 Airstream’s touring coaches and and travel trailers have become a a a a a a a a a a a a a popular choice for campers and and adventurers all over the world As a a a a tribute to to to the the work ethic of the the region Airstream long ago chose to to to to remain true to to to to its roots in in in Jackson Center rather than moving to to to Indiana where most travel trailers are made In In 2020 the the company opened a a a a a a a a a new $50 million plant to produce its RVs that range in size from the the the 16-foot-long Base Camp to the the 33-foot-long
Photo Courtesy of Airstream Classic The 750 000 square-foot facility includes a a a a a a a a a a a a a cafeteria and and onsite health services for Airstream associates and and their families Renovation of of the the the old Airstream factory will provide space for the the the expansion of of of the the the company’s production of of touring coaches Opening soon exhibits in in in the the the the new Airstream Heritage Center will showcase the the the the history of of the the the the company Tours of of the the the the factory remain popular showing owners and future buyers a a a a a a a a a close-up view of of the the process that goes into the the crafting of of each Airstream RV SidneyShelbyChamber com 75 

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