LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 -- Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners organization today announced plans to open a new facility of the national SuperCenter, spring 2014, in Rossford, Ohio near the intersection of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike. The building site is located near numerous rapidly growing businesses, including a Bass Pro Shop, and development plans are for a 10 to 12 acres facility including an RV dealership, service bays, a massive Camping World retail store and a state of the art collision center. The new location will join over 100 other national locations with a SuperCenter currently in Akron, Ohio and another location an hour away in Belleville, Michigan.
Camping World was approached by several developers and ended up choosing the Toledo area because of the national and state parks, fishing, camping and other recreational points of interest that are key for the RV lifestyle. With expected support of city officials, Camping World is in final stages of planning the new location while discussing generating tax revenue and new employment opportunities to the community. Early discussions have shown strong support and interest from multiple manufacturers, suppliers and vendors looking for additional expansion in to this growing market.
"Our growth plans across the country are consistent with Camping World's philosophy of commitment to enhance our customers' total RV experience," said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World. "By increasing the growth of both the retail and dealership locations in our network, Camping World is getting closer to achieving our goal of truly being the one-stop shopping location for the RV and outdoor enthusiast across the country and to continue to bring the best RV makes and models to the RV community."
The company expects to open the new Supercenter in the Toledo area in early 2014 with a large selection of RV Manufacturers and product line and to hire about 25 to 30 new employees to reinforce their sales, service and support needs for this local dealership and accessory store.
"Camping World is dedicated to providing its customers with the best experience and value in the industry. Our goal is to expand our business into new areas, and we are very excited about serving the greater Toledo community," said Marcus Lemonis, Camping World Chairman and CEO. "Camping World has a strong history of unparalleled value, selection and personal customer service and we look forward to serving the Toledo area in the near future."
All details, including launch timing, specific address, RV manufacturers and product lines will be announced at a later date.
About Camping World & Good Sam
Both founded in 1966, Camping World is America's #1 source for RVs, camping accessories, RV maintenance and repair and Good Sam is the world's largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Partnered together, Camping World and Good Sam offer more to those who love the RV lifestyle by offering one-stop shopping and resources for everything RV and outdoor.
Camping World features over 10,000 quality products located at over 100 SuperCenters nationwide, easy online and catalog shopping as well as stocking a wide selection of new and used trailers and motorhomes from top RV manufacturers. Good Sam members receive cost-saving benefits and services, plus loads of valuable RV information and travel tips to get you ready for your next adventure. Additionally, Good Sam represents more than 1,500 local RV chapters designed to bring RVers together from similar geographic regions for group camping excursions. Camping World is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in addition to the Official RV and Outdoor Retailer of NASCAR®.
For more information, visit www.CampingWorld.com and www.GoodSam.com
Individuals interested in applying for a position with Camping World may visit http://campingworld.submit4jobs.com/
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