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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Forest City, Iowa - Winnebago Industries has placed a number of employees at its main plant on a temporary furlough, according to Winnebago Spokesman Sam Jefson.
Jefson says 25 employees in two different departments at the company were notified they would be placed on a 4-week furlough and that all of the employees are expected to return to work after that time has passed.
The move has been described as an adjustment related to seasonal changes in production.
The temporary furlough has occurred in the past, but the production schedules vary often, so it doesn't happen every year or at the same time every year.
Winnebago CEO Michael Happe says that the company employs several thousand people and doesn't normally make any public announcements about a minor change to its workforce such as this, according to a story on KIMT.com.