Winnebago Industries to Expand Operation to the Cedar Valley of Iowa
posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 in Blog
Officials from Winnebago Industries Inc., the City of Waverly, Iowa, and the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber are announcing the planned location of a Winnebago production facility in Waverly, Iowa.
The Winnebago facility will locate in the Waverly's SW Business Park on 8th St. SW in 33,400 square foot building. As stated in an earlier press release from Winnebago Industries, the new Waverly facility will be used for wire loom assembly for the Company's motorhomes.
The Waverly production facility is expected to employ 70 full time workers with a capital investment of $1.5 to $2 million.
The Alliance & Chamber along with the Cedar Valley Regional economic development partners, to Randy Potts, Winnebago's Chairman, President & CEO after reading about the company's projected growth in January.
“The announcement of Winnebago's decision to locate their new facility in Waverly is the culmination of a collaborative effort among Winnebago Industries, Waverly Economic Development, the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber and Hawkeye Community College. This effort has resulted in very positive outcome for the entire Cedar Valley Region” said Connie Tolan, Economic Development Specialist, Waverly Economic Development.
“We are very excited that Winnebago Industries has chosen Waverly as the site for their new sub-assembly facility. The addition of a quality employer like Winnebago to Waverly and the Cedar Valley will have a positive impact on the entire Region” said Bill Werger, Community Development Director, Waverly Economic Development.
“The Waverly property was the best fit for the companies immediate and long term needs,” Werger added.
Property acquisition is expected within the next 45-60 days. No timeline has been given for the start of production, but Winnebago anticipates that hiring will begin in June 2015. Those interested in employment are directed to the company website www.winnebagoind.com/company/careers.
“We are pleased to have another legacy Iowa brand locate in the manufacturing hub of Iowa, the Cedar Valley. On behalf of our manufacturers and all businesses and institutions, the Alliance & Chamber welcomes Winnebago to the Cedar Valley of Iowa,” said Steven Dust, CEO, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber.