The RV manufacturing industry is booming. More RVs were created this year than ever before. The RV Industry Association (RVIA) forecasted that RV shipment numbers will range between 567,000 and 587,400 units for the year 2021 — a 34% increase from 2020, which ended the year at 430,412 units.
“It would be a 14.4% increase over the current comparable record high of 504,600 set in 2017,” says RVIA. And 2022 is expected to be even higher with a likely total of 600,200 RV units by the end of the projected year.
This steep climb in demand is pushing RV manufacturers to acquire more storage and manufacturing space. Fabric structures are a great solution for rapidly increasing production needs.
Fabric Structures Support RV Manufacturing Workforce Needs
The RV manufacturing industry is under pressure to meet demands, which ultimately necessitates a larger workforce to help with production. RV manufacturers need on-site facilities to accommodate these labor efforts.
Fabric shelters commonly used for workforce purposes include:
- Dining facilities for meals and rest breaks
- Sanitation facilities such as latrines, handwashing stations, and showers
- Offices to accommodate administrative work
Fabric structures serve a wide range of purposes and are the best deployable solution for various workforce sizes.
Fabric Structures Increase Storage Space
While RVs come in a range of different sizes and shapes, they’re hardly small and require ample space to properly park. Every RV manufacturer needs to have enough space to store their RVs before sale and distribution. Holding space for various vehicle body parts, appliances, and other goods that are routinely used during the production process is also crucial.
Fabric structures typically have a single or double-arched frame system to ensure tall ceilings and sturdy walls that can withstand constant deployment. Their designs typically afford manufacturers maximum interior space to store large amounts of RV parts, appliances, and various tools without feeling disorganized or cramped in the facility.
Extra space is always useful, especially since the RV industry is experiencing such an incredibly high demand. Your RV manufacturing company will most likely need any available extra space to store vehicles and tools while demand is still high.
Fabric Structures Increase RV Manufacturing Space
RV manufacturers require numerous facilities to maintain operations. The RV building and engineering process include electrical, heating, plumbing, fire, and life safety processes as well as the construction and fastening of vehicle parts. All of these processes require their separate work areas.
Fabric structures are great solutions for RV manufacturers that need more on-site workspace. Your RV company can utilize large warehouse facilities to complete virtually any task related to the production and manufacturing of RVs.
Large warehouse fabric structures offer ample working space while also providing plug-and-play lighting and HVAC capabilities to maintain comfortable conditions for workers.
Fabric Structures for Maintenance and Repair Space
All production facilities need designated areas for maintenance and repair work. RV manufacturing sites will likely have to repair the tools and heavy machinery used to construct RVs at one point or another, in addition to the RVs themselves.
Fabric structures are a great alternative to traditional garages or shops used for maintenance work. They’re often custom-designed based on the business’s specific needs and typically feature large doorways or full-wall openings for vehicles to enter the space.
Fabric structures are also expandable so you can take advantage of their add-on capabilities if your company continues to grow in the future and you need an extra workspace.
Traditional buildings cannot quickly expand — what you see is what you get without extensive and time-consuming remodeling or expansion projects. As a result, it’s best to avoid the hassle from the start and invest in deployable fabric structures rather than traditional buildings.
Alaska Structures’ Fabric Structures for Your RV Manufacturing Needs
Every manufactured RV needs a certification from RVIA that validates its sale. The certification is the Association’s seal and is displayed on the RV showing that the product meets or exceeds electrical, heating, plumbing, fire and life safety, and construction standards for consumer use.
Ensuring that you have proper facilities to keep your operations running smoothly is a great first step toward attaining this certification. Alaska Structures® can help by providing the highest-quality fabric buildings.
Alaska Structures is the leading manufacturer of fabric building solutions. Our fabric structures come in a range of different models, sizes, and optional customizable features that can benefit your RV production in various ways.
Strength and Durability
Fabric structures from Alaska Structures feature high-grade metal frame systems made of either galvanized steel or aircraft-grade aluminum. These frame systems sustain a tensioned fabric membrane and feature an optional in-house powder coating that’s resistant to rust, oxidation, debris, and various environmental factors.
Our fabric membranes are weatherproof and can hold up against the most extreme conditions, including heavy downpours and snowfall, hail, intense winds, and extreme cold and hot temperatures.
Alaska Structures’ fabric structures are known for their durability, which is why we’ve engineered and delivered over 65,000 fabric structures to more than 85 countries.
A major perk of engineered fabric structures is that they’re customizable. Fabric structures from Alaska Structures feature expansion capabilities so you can add on to them as needed, as well as configure doorways and entryways that best fit your particular needs.
Your manufacturing site is a reflection of your brand, which is why we work with clients to develop an aesthetic they can be proud of. We offer a range of colors as well as graphic and logo services printed directly onto our fabric membranes. Our design specialists will work with you to create an appearance that properly represents your brand.
Popular Fabric Building Models for RV Production
While our fabric buildings come in a range of sizes and shapes, the most appropriate fabric structures used for on-site construction, storage, and repair work are typically larger models.
Our GTX Series works great for warehouse and storage facilities as well as maintenance and vehicle storage thanks to their large entryway openings for vehicle and product load-ins. The GTX Series is available in hundreds of different configurations with widths between 16’ and 150’, any length, and customizable sidewall heights.
Contact Alaska Structures to Increase Your RV Manufacturing
If you’re interested in acquiring fabric structures to boost your RV manufacturing, contact Alaska Structures today. Email us or complete our online consultation form to request a quote through one of our building specialists.