Winnebago Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 152
Forest City, IA 50436
Web site: http://www.winnebagoind.com
Winnebago Industries, Inc. is the leading United States manufacturer of motorhomes. The Company builds quality motorhomes under the Winnebago and Itasca brand names with state-of-the-art computer-aided design and manufacturing systems on automotive-styled assembly lines. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO. As of 2004, Winnebagos dealer network in the United States and Canada included approximately 310 dealer locations.
Based in Forest City, Iowa, the Winnebago Industries main production facility covers about 200 acres, not counting parking areas near the main complex. The 20-plus buildings on the site have a total of approximately 60 acres (2 million square feet) under roof. There are also satellite manufacturing facilities at Hampton and Charles City, Iowa. These facilities add another 500,000 square feet (approximately) of manufacturing space. Total Winnebago Industries employment in RV operations is approximately 3,300.
Winnebago was founded in 1958 in Forest City as a producer of travel trailers. In 1963 a wall construction process called Thermo-Panel® was developed. It provides a strong, yet lightweight and well insulated sidewall. Innovations such as these resulted in a dramatic increase in the companys sales. In 1966, the first motor home rolled off the Winnebago Industries assembly lines. Through use of the assembly line and other manufacturing innovations in the motor home industry, Winnebago Industries could produce a motor home that sold for half the price of competitors models. In 1986, the company celebrated 20 years of motor home production - the first RV manufacturer to reach that milestone. That same year, Winnebago also was the first to produce 200,000 motor homes.
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