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Winnebago One of Fastest-growing U.S. Companies

September 17, 2014

Take a road trip anywhere in the nation this fall and it’s likely you pass several Winnebago and Itasca motor homes. The Forest City, Iowa-built RVs are staging an impressive comeback. Fortune magazine this month placed Winnebago Industries on its list of the fastest growing companies in America.

Ranked 56th on Fortune’s list, the company has seen sales quadruple since 2009 to more than $884 million in the most recent four quarters. The company’s most recent quarterly report said motor home sales increased 17.6 percent from the same period a year ago. Not to mention the positive impact on Iowa's employment numbers; this company employs nearly 2,500 people at its Forest City campus.

And Winnebago is getting help from a powerful tailwind. The 76 million-strong Baby Boom generation is rapidly moving into its retirement age - the prime age for RV purchases. The company also is introducing the 2015 Brave, a retro-styled, vividly colored motor home outfitted with the most up-to-date entertainment and comfort features. Ready to hit the road?

 

 

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