Winnebago Industries started 60 years ago with a dozen workers building travel trailers in a facility shared with a hatchery. Today, the Forest City-based company is a leading U.S. recreation vehicle manufacturer with 4,200 employees. "There's this rich spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that seems to have grown up here fostered by our location and the people who have worked here," said Chad Reece, director of marketing at Winnebago.
- Before reading the article, look at the two photos to illustrate what the Winnebago factory looks like. How have changes in the Winnebago Industry changed transportation and industry in Iowa?
- When considering the compelling question, "How does innovation impact people's lives?," what evidence from the Winnebago sources helps to answer this question?
Pieper, Mary, "Forest City-based Winnebago Industries turns 60 (with photos)," The Globe Gazette, 6 May 2018. Courtesy of The Globe Gazette