SylvanSport Sets Out on New Factory Construction Project
Company to Triple Manufacturing Capacity in 2017
Brevard, NC – 2017 is going to be an exciting year for SylvanSport, makers of the category-creating GO and GO Easy Mobile Adventure Gear trailers. That’s saying a lot, considering 2016 has been a record year of growth for the Brevard, NC based company.
SylvanSport’s growth can be largely attributed to the tremendous success of their growing RV dealer network, both domestically and internationally. In order to meet increasing demand and continue to create new, innovative products, SylvanSport will be expanding from their current 17,000 sq. ft. facility to an all-new 50,000 sq. ft. building, just a few miles down the road.
The expansion project has been a year in the making, working with the Transylvania Economic Alliance, Transylvania County, City of Brevard and various organizations and boards to obtain a grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation and secure the use of a vacant land parcel, owned by the City of Brevard. With company history and community connections in Transylvania County and the City of Brevard, the goal for SylvanSport was to keep light manufacturing, jobs and taxes here at home.
“An enormous amount of work has gone into this project from different organizations,” says Mark Tooley, Chairman of the Transylvania Economic Alliance. “We are especially thankful to the leadership at SylvanSport for their passion and desire to grow, in Transylvania County.”
At SylvanSport’s current location, production levels are able to satisfy current demand, but as their reach expands, especially into international markets, the need for more space is inevitable. The Golden Leaf Foundation grant and support of the various local agencies is helping to keep SylvanSport growing in Transylvania County.
“Our entire team at SylvanSport is grateful for the community leadership in Transylvania County. Strong global demand for SylvanSport products has driven our rapid growth. This project will help to ensure our bright future in the North Carolina economy”” says Tom Dempsey, Founder and President of SylvanSport.