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Winnebago's Bob Olsen:
"We believe the worst may be over"

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From the DesMoinesRegister.com, Jeff Eckhoff wrote:

12/18/2009: Winnebago Industries Inc. reported increased revenue, more product orders and substantially fewer losses Thursday as the company continues efforts to pull itself out of a lousy economy.

Wall Street responded by sending the company's stock price nearly 22 percent higher, up $2.39 a share, to close Thursday at $13.29 a share.
 

"As difficult as this recession has been for Winnebago Industries and the entire RV industry, we believe the worst may be over," said Bob Olson, Winnebago's chairman, chief executive and president.

Company statistics show strong increases in orders across all classes of vehicles, with the largest percentage boost in sales of Class A motor homes, the largest group of vehicles Winnebago makes.
  
 
Winnebago said it's responded to increased demand by ramping up production during the last quarter and, for the first time in at least four decades, scheduling six workdays during a traditional two-week break during the Christmas holidays.

The company, which shed half its 3,200-person work force during 2008 and early 2009, added about 350 people during the last quarter. A spokeswoman said employment now is nearly 2,000.
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