FOREST CITY, Iowa- Winnebago Industries is moving production of its large, diesel-pusher RV from a plant in Oregon, to company headquarters in Forest City. The move will create about 170-jobs in northern Iowa.
Director of Corporate Relations for Winnebago, Chad Reece says the RVs are about 45-feet long and are designed for full time use, or for those who just want to use the motorhome for the weekend, but want a much larger platform than most recreational vehicles. The vehicles are powered by a larger diesel engine which is typically in the rear in the RV.
Reece says they plan to re-tool an existing Winnebago plant in Forest City. He says employees at the plant in Junction City, Oregon will be offered other positions within the company. He says Winnebago will maintain a facility in Oregon, which will concentrate on after market and parts, and will still employ approximately 30-people.