Way Interglobal, an industry leader in RV appliances, power solutions, electronics, and furnishings, cut the ribbon on its new global headquarters in “The RV Capital of the World,” Elkhart, Indiana, on October 5th, 2022.
The 800,000-square-foot warehousing, showroom, and office space will consolidate and expand Way’s 360,000 square feet of warehousing across five locations. Way plans to grow its workforce by 30% to manage the larger facility and better service its customers.
“We have been building toward this moment for years and are eager to get comfortable and make ourselves home in this beautiful new space,” said Wayne Kaylor, CEO, and Founder of Way. “We are happy to introduce our new facility to the public eye and proud to be a focal point in Elkhart Country. This marks a new milestone for Way as we continue our tremendous growth.”
The new headquarters is one of the largest buildings in Elkhart County and makes Way Interglobal a prominent fixture in the continually expanding recreational vehicle industry.
“The time and effort put in during the early days of Way to get us to this point have proven to me that a remarkable team and concept, along with customer acceptance, support, and execution, can allow for great things to happen,” said Kaylor. “It is a testament to why we are here today for this ribbon-cutting ceremony.”
Way was founded in 2010 and now has product category brands including
Everchill, Greystone, Elite, and Drive that provide RV components including fridges, coolers, cooking ranges, portable griddles, fireplaces, water heaters, electronics, and power solutions including solar panels, lithium batteries, and generators.
Way’s upward trajectory and growth were driven by its flagship product, the industry’s first 12-volt RV fridge under the Everchill brand, in 2017. Over the next five years, 12V refrigerator models have become a mainstay in most RVs after being brought to market by Way.
“We will put this new building to great use with new products like our Everchill 12V Dual Swing fridge and the new Everchill 18 cubic foot model, the largest 12V RV fridge in the industry,” said Kaylor. “Other exciting brands and products, like our Elite solar and generator power solutions and Greystone's trusted cooking appliances, will continue to grow. We will bring more diverse products that help RV manufacturers and benefit the RV owner. Just like for our industry, the future of Way is very bright.”
The ceremony was attended by state, local, and private industry leaders from the state and region.
“Thank you, Wayne, and your team for your continued investment here in Elkhart,” said Levon Johnson, President of the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. “Here is what I love most about this project; it is homegrown. As people look to come into this community and invest, they will know that we have companies like Way who have been here for a long time and know that this is the right place to both stay and grow.”
Way’s team will begin moving into the building over the coming weeks, and the warehousing team is already moving products into the facility. With over 50 receiving bays, Way’s shipping and receiving capabilities are set to expand significantly in the new headquarters.
“I want to thank the Elkhart RV community. We tout "Take Your Home on The Road," but Way's home is firmly grounded here in Elkhart County. This new headquarters will greet not only travelers on I-90 but visitors to the "RV Capital of the World,” said Kaylor. “We invite all in the RV industry to come visit us and see the impactful things we are doing at Way.”