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Winnebago recalls loose driver, passenger seats

(Nov. 21, 2016) -- Winnebago Industries is recalling certain model year 2017 Winnebago View and Itasca Navion motorhomes manufactured March 21 to Sept. 15. The affected vehicles may have loose driver and front passenger seat mounting bolts, possibly allowing the seats to detach from the mounting pedestals. Read More »

Winnebago hires Kubacki as VP of IT

(Nov. 10, 2016) -- Winnebago Industries today announced it has hired Jeff Kubacki to the position of vice president - information technology, chief information officer effective Nov. 14. Kubacki will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Happe and will be responsible for overseeing the company's information technology infrastructure and articulating a clear future state enterprise information architecture. Read More »

Winnebago CEO sees clear sailing post election

(Nov. 7, 2016) -- “The factors that are probably more important to actual purchases of RVs are things like consumer confidence, the wealth effect, but also the ability to access financing. And we are not seeing any significant signs of financing tightening," said Happe. Read More »

Winnebago eliminates retiree health benefits

(Oct. 31, 2016) -- Beginning Jan. 1, postretirement health care benefits will be discontinued for retirees under age 65. As a result, Winnebago's remaining long-term liabilities for postretirement health care benefits of approximately $6 million will be eliminated. Read More »

Opinion: Consolidation of the RV industry continues

(Oct. 3, 2016) -- If the RV Industry Association really wants to boost attendance at this year’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, they should just cut to the quick and set up an NFL-style draft where every remaining independent RV dealership, supplier and manufacturer is put up for bid. Read More »

Winnebago swallows Grand Design

(Oct. 3, 2016) -- The company was acquired at a cost of $500 million, representing 7.1 times Grand Design's earnings before income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Don Clark will continue to lead the Grand Design towables business post-closing as its president. He will also serve as a vice president for Winnebago and be a member of the executive leadership team. Read More »