Northwood Achieves Milestone

Executives from Northwood Manufacturing, Inc. met in Portland, Oregon, with Apache Camping Center principal Kevin Baker to ceremonially deliver the 10,000th truck camper produced by Northwood, an Arctic Fox 990 “Milestone Edition.”

2013 Northwood “Milestone Edition” 990 Arctic Fox truck camper

2013 Northwood “Milestone Edition” 990 Arctic Fox truck camper

This marked the first “Milestone Edition” 990 Arctic Fox truck camper sold during Oregon’s 29th Annual Portland Fall RV & Van Show, according to a news release.

Along with the camper, Baker accepted an inscribed photo of the production line associates posed in front of the 10,000th camper.

The Milestone Edition is a result of Northwood’s decision to celebrate the achievement of a significant business milestone: the manufacturing of their 10,000th truck camper.

In recognition of this success, Northwood developed a special, limited production series of their popular Arctic Fox camper. The Milestone Edition sports special interior and exterior features, too numerous to list, and an appearance that distinguishes itself from others in the marketplace.

Jim Jones, Northwood CEO, told Baker, “Ten thousand truck campers, what an incredible achievement! You and your organization have been a significant part of that success. On behalf or all of us at Northwood, from the line associates, to the office personnel, and the Nash family, we want to express our gratitude to the Apache Camping Center organization. Apache has been a constant and loyal contributor as well as a good friend that we sincerely value as a dealer partner.”

Along with the camper, Kevin Baker accepted an inscribed photo of the production line associates posed in front of the 10,000th camper.

In accepting, Baker commented, “This has truly been a mutually beneficial relationship. You have come so far since that first camper. We really value the history, the relationship, and Northwood’s commitment. Thank you to everyone at Northwood. You have continued to supply us with superior products and service, and I do believe that, as a team, we are unbeatable.”

Northwood’s Director of Sales, Donald Cochran, added this observation: “Thank you so much for the long-term commitment. It’s amazing standing here now, knowing it was the Apache Camping Center organization that was responsible for our very first retail of an Arctic Fox truck camper. Kevin, we sincerely appreciate your contributions to our success with the Arctic Fox truck campers. We look forward to future decades and tens of thousands of additional truck camper sales with you.”

“Our organization was very excited about this product,” added Baker.

“We felt that Northwood really knocked it out of the park with both the appearance and amenities. Consumer reaction was very favorable but when our first sale of the show was the ‘Milestone Edition,’ we knew we had a winner.”

Details

Northwood Manufacturing Inc.

La Grande, Oregon-based Northwood Manufacturing was founded in 1993 by Ron Nash.

Northwood employs close to four hundred people, making the manufacturer one of the largest private-sector employers in the area. Northwood Manufacturing is located just outside La Grande in Northeastern Oregon, amidst the scenic Blue Mountains.

Northwood currently manufactures truck campers (Arctic Fox and Wolf Creek), travel trailers (Arctic Fox, Nash, and Snow River), fifth wheel trailers (Arctic Fox, Fox Mountain, and Snow River), and toy haulers (Desert Fox).

Address: 59948 Downs Road, La Grande, OR 97850-5295

Phone: (800) 766-6274

Website: northwoodmfg.com

Apache Camping Center

Apache Camping Center display of 2013 Northwood Arctic Fox truck campers

Apache Camping Center is a family-operated RV dealership specializing in towables, truck campers, and folding trailers. They are a prominent RV dealer in the Pacific Northwest with locations in Portland, Oregon, as well as Everett and Tacoma, Washington.

Apache has been a Northwood dealer since 1994 and is a top retailing dealer for Northwood Manufacturing.

Address: 11021 SE 82nd Avenue, Happy Valley, OR 97086

Phone: (503) 659-5166

Website: apachecamping.com

Worth Pondering…

Work joyfully and peacefully. Knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.

—James Lane Allen

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