11-25-2014, 05:51 PM
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Winnebago Received "Fully Meets" Classification from Ford Motor Company
WINNEBAGO RECEIVES “FULLY MEETS”
CLASSIFICATION FROM FORD MOTOR COMPANY’S
FOREST CITY, IOWA, November 25, 2014 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, was recognized by Ford Motor Company for receiving the “fully meets” classification as part of their Quality Vehicle Manufacturers Program. Winnebago is North America’s top selling motorhome brand, and has received this award from Ford since the program’s inception in 1996.
The Quality Vehicle Manufacturers Program is the highest honor awarded to vehicle modifiers. It is based on an assessment of a modifier’s engineering capability, design and build process controls, management commitment and quality control procedures. According to Ford, the purpose of this program is to assure vehicle modifiers have the capability and processes in place to complete the vehicle in a repeatable manner that maintains the integrity of the Ford chassis system, meets Federal and other standards in place at the time of the build and provides end users with a quality-built vehicle that meets their expectations.
“We work extremely hard to provide a superior product to our customers,” said Winnebago Director of Quality Control Chuck Hughes. “To accomplish that, we utilize advanced technology in the development and manufacturing process of our motor homes with industry-leading designs, as well as employing seasoned manufacturing engineering staffs and manufacturing management with the commitment to adhere to these stringent guidelines. We work closely with Ford, as with all our suppliers, to maintain the integrity of the purchased components in order to maintain quality in the finished product. By following these guidelines, we believe it has allowed us to excel in Ford’s Quality Vehicle Manufacturers Program. It continues to be a priority for us as we strive to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations for the quality found in each product that we build.”
About Winnebago Industries
QUALITY VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS PROGRAM
Winnebago Industries, Inc., "The Most Recognized Name in Motor Homes®,” is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and transit buses. Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since 1996. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO. Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. For access to Winnebago Industries' investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit http://www.wgo.net/investor.html.
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