Jayco celebrates 50th anniversary with 50 acts of kindness

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Kicking off its 50th Anniversary celebration, Jayco Inc. is utilizing the 50th day of its 50th year in business to share 50 acts of kindness in the communities which help support the organization.

Jayco employees from campuses in Middlebury, Topeka and Shipshewana, Indiana, as well as Twin Falls, Idaho, will perform acts of kindness in their respective communities on behalf of the company on Feb. 19.

A core value of the organization dating back to 1968, “contributing to community” is the perfect way to kick off Jayco’s 50th anniversary. Several examples of the efforts include providing stuffed animals to pediatric wards at local hospitals; providing coffee and donuts to local police and fire and public works departments; donating supplies and support to local school districts; providing playground equipment and trees to local parks departments; supporting the local Boys & Girls Clubs; donating books to local libraries and giving away tanks of gas to motorists in the community.

“Jayco has always been guided by the golden rule. These acts of kindness are our way of living out those values and thanking those who have supported us for the last 50 years,” stated Derald Bontrager, Jayco president and CEO and part of the founding family. “We understand that the support of our employees, dealers, suppliers, customers and the communities in which we operate played a key role in our success.”

Jayco is celebrating its golden anniversary throughout 2018 with 2019 model year products sporting special 50th anniversary badges. Founded on the family farm by Lloyd and Bertha Bontrager, Jayco has been a staple in the Middlebury community since 1968. The company logo, designed to represent Lloyd’s vision “to be free as a bird and fly away without any cares”, has become synonymous with quality, integrity and Generations of Family Fun. What started as a 15-employee operation producing camping trailers has grown into a family of over 4,000 employees, spanning four campuses, producing a full line of recreation vehicles. To join in the celebration and learn more about Jayco’s history, visit www.jayco.com/50th/.

SOURCE: Jayco Inc. press release

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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