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Winnebago Suspending Production of RVs and Boats

Winnebago Industries Inc. is temporarily suspending most production activities at the company’s Winnebago, Grand Design RV, Newmar, and Chris-Craft facilities. The company has made the decision in response to the coronavirus pandemic…

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Thor Industries Forms Hymer USA to Revolutionize RV Manufacturing

Thor Industries has formed Hymer USA, a new subsidiary focused on producing and marketing RVs utilizing European manufacturing practices, automation and control standards—a first for North America’s RV industry. Hymer USA will be based in Bristol, Indiana, with initial product availability expected in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2020…

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Select Ford Vehicles to Feature Lippert OneControl

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) and Ford Motor Company have partnered to bring OneControl smart RV technology to Ford vehicles via SYNC 3 and AppLink. Ford owners will now be able to access OneControl’s app features in order to monitor and control an RV while towing with a properly equipped Ford vehicle.

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Dometic Moves Awning Production, Shutters Indiana Plant

Wednesday, Dometic made public it will close its LaGrange, Indiana awning manufacturing plant and move production out of the country to remain competitive. “This is a tough day for our employees in LaGrange,” President Region Americas Scott Nelson said. Dometic will work closely with state and local government officials to coordinate services to help the affected workers with…

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Alliance RV Hires New General Manager

Alliance RV has hired Jeremiah Dumka as General Manager. In this role, Dumka will oversee product development and management the sales force for Alliance RV’s recently launched luxury fifth wheel, Paradigm, as well the company’s toy hauler line that will launch this fall.

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