“This is an opportunity for us to help the local economy and add some talented people to our team,” said Mohawk Metal owner Tony Bloom. “Winnebago employees are well-trained and have skills very similar to what we need at Mohawk.”
The blueprint for increasing the number of boat models Chris-Craft offers, the size of its plant and its workforce are about the same as they were before the recreational vehicle manufacturer bought the boatmaker in June. In fact, those plans were part of the reason it was an attractive acquisition.
Winnebago Industries’ decision to shift its production of diesel motor homes from Oregon to Forest City should give those in the town where the company was founded a sense of security, according to officials.
Many companies in the RV industry want to have low fixed costs, and IT can sometimes be perceived as a department with high fixed costs. As a result, many companies in the industry do not invest substantial money in IT.
“We have spent a great deal of time exploring available data as well as ethnographic trends in this space. The future of this sector is increasingly young-adults who value simplicity, transparency and value-driven experiences,” said Distad.
These vehicles reduce the need for extra planning related to out of town or local travel, provide more options for service animals, and give owners comfort in knowing they’ll always have a wheelchair-friendly bathroom and sleeping arrangement, said Bhattacharya.
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(Nov. 7, 2018) — Best known for its larger motor homes, Winnebago has surprised the RV world with the introduction of its Revel 4×4 camper van — a Mercedes Benz Sprinter-based rig outfitted for rugged outdoor sport and camping trips.
(Oct. 18, 2018) — This year’s earnings, announced to investors Wednesday morning, capped off a steep revenue climb over the last decade: Winnebago’s earnings this year were nearly 10 times larger than 2009’s earnings of about $211 million.
(Sept. 26, 2018) — The smart RV is no longer talk of the future; the smart RV has arrived.
(Sept. 1, 2018) — Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Winnebago Intent vehicles. The cabinet mirror over the driver’s seat may not be properly secured, allowing the mirror to fall while moving.
(Sept. 1, 2018) — Winnebago Industries, Inc (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Winnebago Era, Travato, Fuse, View, Trend, Aspect, Paseo, Via, Adventurer, Journey, Tour, and Grand Tour motorhomes. These vehicles have an auxiliary solar charging port circuit that is not fused.
(Sept. 1, 2018) — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) 2012-2013 Winnebago Era, View, and Via motorhomes and Itasca Navion and Reyo motorhomes. The high pressure liquid propane hoses may harden at the crimp fitting, possibly resulting in a propane leak.
(Aug. 2, 2018) — The company says what it calls a “limited staff reduction” happened at the end of July and involved fewer than 35 employees working within the motorhome division. Winnebago says it “routinely” makes these sort of workforce adjustments to respond to current needs and to “enhance future growth and performance.”
(July 27, 2018) — Winnebago recently held its 2018 Grand National Rally, celebrating 60 years of manufacturing RVs in Forest City, Iowa.
(July 24, 2018) — The Winnebago Industries Foundation is making a “significant donation” to the Hanson Family Fine Arts Center.
(July 20, 2018) — NBC’s The Today Show will feature RVs on July 23 and 24 when Al Roker and Craig Melvin hit the road in a Winnebago motorhome.
(July 12, 2018) — Forbes five RV picks include the Winnebago Via, Airstream Basecamp trailer, Newmar King Aire, Cricket Trailers, and the Jayco Hummingbird.
(July 9, 2018) — Harlan Rodberg and Larry Kearney love reminiscing about the collective 100 years they’ve spent at Winnebago Industries.
(June 18, 2018) — Winnebago Industries announced a quarterly dividend on May 23. Stockholders of record on June 20 will be given a dividend of 0.10 per share by the construction company on July 5.