A few days ago I used the Parkliner
web site to send a message to the new owner. I mentioned that more than a few at members at Fiberglass RV were curious and hopeful regarding the future of the brand.
I was presently surprised to find the following in my inbox from Tom Bass:
How great it is to hear from you. It's also good to hear that you love your Parkliner
as much as we love ours. Here is some company info for you to pass along:
The company has been sold and the new owner is keeping it here in the local area so he can take advantage of Chandler's design talents. I have been asked to rejoin the company to assist in the startup, customer service and sales. Plans are to have the initial run of new campers completed in April. All of this is really exciting as it means that the Parkliner
brand will continue to be available for people to buy and enjoy.
Please call me at your convenience on my cell, xxx-xxx-xxxx. I would enjoy having a visit with you.
Tonight I did call Tom and had a great chat (also a person you would love to talk to around a campfire). In addition to the above he mentioned that the new facility will most likely be next door to Gibsonville in Elon North Carolina. The factory is about 7000 square feet. They have contacted most of the previous employees and it appears that a number of them will also be joining in! Unofficial word has been leaking out locally and Tom already has about 11 or 12 serious inquires from people looking to order.
We did discuss the new owner but I think it best for the person to introduce themself as they see fit. What I can tell you is they are the sole owner with a history of financing and managing startups.