Winnebago Acquires Grand Design RV

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Several months ago, Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, purchased Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. That announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. That move put nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical […]

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Is RV Industry Consolidation Healthy For The Consumer?

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Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV maker, recently purchased Jayco for $576 million. This announcement sent shockwaves throughout the recreational vehicle industry. The move puts nearly 50 percent (47.1, to be precise) of the North American RV market in the hands of one company, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc., the leading provider of market data […]

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Thor Acquires Jayco

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Two of Elkhart County’s largest employers are merging in a deal that will shake up the entire recreational vehicle industry. Elkhart, Indiana-based Thor Industries, Inc. announced the acquisition of Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of Thor and advance the Company’s strategic focus on growing […]

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RVs Move America: What’s Driving a Thriving Industry?

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RVs Move America, the first-ever economic impact study of the recreation vehicle industry, revealed the RV industry contributed $49.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015, and provided 289,852 full-time jobs to American workers. “The study demonstrates that the RV industry is a dynamic part of the U.S. economy,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the […]

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