(March 2, 2017) — Winnebago Industries announced the appointment of John Murabito to its board of directors, effective April 1. Murabito will also sit on the human resources committee and the nominating and governance committee of the board.
(March 2, 2017) — Winnebago Industries has launched Carefree Diesel Days, an extended warranty promotion from March 1 to Aug. 31 that extends the warranty on any Winnebago diesel pusher built on a Freightliner chassis to three years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
(Feb. 24, 2017) — The motor home industry in America is big. Shipments were projected to total 419,500 units in 2016 and rise to 438,000 this year. The towable segment — travel trailers and fifth wheels — is by far the most popular, with about 85 percent of the market.
(Feb. 23, 2017) — Murabito is the executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Cigna Corporation, and former chief human resources officer at Monsanto Company as well as group vice president for human resources for Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo.
(Feb. 20, 2017) — Twenty-five employees who were laid off from Winnebago Industries in Forest City this week are expected to be called back in about a month, the company CEO said Friday.
(Feb. 17, 2017) — Winnebago Industries has made reductions at its recreational vehicle plant in Forest City, employees said. Two employees told the Globe Gazette Thursday afternoon they had been informed of layoffs and reduced hours at the plant.
(Feb. 15, 2017) — “Not only is it near silent when running, it offers manufacturers, like Winnebago, flexibility in design, as it doesn’t need to be mounted through the side-wall,” said Howlett.
(Jan. 30, 2017) — Mark and Helen Venson filed a complaint on Jan. 13 in the 7th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – St. Johns County against Camping World and Winnebago Industries alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of common warranty.
(Jan. 25, 2017) — Transport Canada announced that Winnebago Industries is recalling certain View and Navion motorhomes because the driver and/or passenger seat pedestal bolts may not have been properly tightened during vehicle assembly.
(Jan. 25, 2017) — Transport Canada announced that Winnebago Industries is recalling certain Grand Tour motorhomes because a rubber coated braided power steering hose may have inadequate clearance to the starter power stud due to incorrect routing.
(Jan. 25, 2017) — Winnebago Industries Director William C. Fisher bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Dec. 29. The shares were bought at an average price of $31.30 per share, with a total value of $31,300.00.
(Jan. 19, 2017) — Winnebago has partnered with GoPetFriendly.com on the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip Across the U.S. As a sponsor of the 15,000-mile RV tour, Winnebago will celebrate with GOPetFriendly.com as they spread a message promoting pet travel and safety to pet lovers nationwide.
(Jan. 16, 2017) — The recreation vehicle maker said at the start of the new year, any retiree from the company under the age of 65 will have their post-retirement healthcare benefits discontinued. The company said ending the benefits, which collect to around $6 million along with a tax asset of $2.3 million, will end all liabilities of the benefits.
(Jan. 5, 2017) — Moss is currently the chief financial officer of Hanesbrands, a public company manufacturer of everyday basic apparel with annual revenues of more than $5 billion. Moss has served as CFO since 2011.
(Jan. 2, 2017) — “We look to fiscal 2017 as an important year in the evolution of Winnebago,” said Happe. “We are just beginning on our journey to drive operational excellence in our manufacturing and supply value chain and instill a stronger performance culture still very much focused on our customers.”
(Dec. 7, 2016) — Winnebago Industries will issue an advisory release and host a conference call Dec. 21 at 9 a.m. before the market opens discussing the financial results for the company’s first quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended Nov. 26.
(Nov. 29, 2016) — “We invite dealers, business partners and industry leaders to learn more about the recent steps we have taken on our road to success through a series of scheduled talks with members of our executive leadership team.”
(Nov. 23, 2016) — But he also knows that market won’t be enough for the Iowa-grown company to remain competitive. Winnebago is rebuilding itself, expanding its line and doubling down on smaller, sleeker and less expensive RVs that will appeal to younger buyers.
(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.
(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.