Thursday, May 26, 2011

May RV Show features Winnebago

Started in 1958 by businessman John K. Hanson and five others to improve quality, Winnebago Industries manufactured furniture and other components designed specifically for its travel trailers. Then, 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 its competitors’ models.
The Itasca line was introduced in 1975. 1986 marked the appearance of Winnebago Industries on the "Fortune 500" list of corporations. In 2008, as the company celebrated its 50th anniversary, The ERA Class B motor home was also introduced, providing Winnebago Industries with a third motor home brand.
From the beginning, Winnebago Industries has been the motor home leader in technological and design advances - and they continue to lead today.
Examples include three-point seat belts for the driver and co-pilot on all models, Thermo-Panel® sidewalls, appliance tie-downs, and an all-metal welded subfloor framework on all units with no wood compartments or floor supports.
Many employees have been working at Winnebago Industries for more than 30 years. The average is approximately 16 years! Some of their workers are following in the footsteps of parents and grandparents.
Owners of a Winnebago are invited to join the Winnebago-Itasca Travelers Club which offers a great deal of benefits.

To visit their facilities you’ll want to stop by their website for detailed information such as directions and hours of operation. 

             Winnebago Industries - "Moving forward with innovation and quality."

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