2164 Caragana Court – Goshen, IN 46527
|Thor Industries is the world’s largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles and a major builder of commercial buses and ambulances. Thor has been driving for excellence since its founding in 1980. Our total commitment to quality and our philosophy of putting our customers first has led to our continuous growth. Thor’s excellent financial condition and years of solid growth are your assurance that we will be here to serve you for years to come. We think this extra peace of mind is important when you are making a significant investment. thorindustries.com|
|Since 1988, Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. has been a leader in the recreation vehicle industry because of our commitment to provide exceptional quality and outstanding value to our customers.
We are focused on creating innovative products that are designed with the end user in mind. Our products are loaded with standard equipment and industry leading features.
That’s why all Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. products offer more value for your dollar than any other recreation vehicle.
Plus, our attention to detail in design, construction and service after the sale is why our customers return when it is time for their next recreation vehicle.
But, we recognize that it takes more than innovation and quality to be a leader in our business, it takes quality people. Great People Make Great Products.
Aerolite, the brand that created the ultra-light segment in North America, includes travel trailers and expandables that offer more value for less. Less weight and a more aerodynamic profile make it easy to tow. More of the features you are looking for in an ultra lite make it your best value.
Thor Industries, Inc., was founded on August 29, 1980, when Wade F. B. Thompson and Peter B. Orthwein acquired Airstream. The name “Thor” combined the first two letters of each entrepreneur’s name. Despite its image, Airstream had not fared well during the economic downturn of the late-1970s. By focusing on improving quality while reducing costs, Airstream returned to profitability in its first year under the new Thor management.
In 1982, Thor purchased the Canadian company, General Coach, which manufactures travel trailers and motorhomes. Also part of this acquisition was Thor America, which manufactures Citation and Chateau travel trailers and ‘fifth wheels’.
In 1984, Thor became a public company and in 1986 was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. That same year Forbes magazine ranked Thor sixth out of the “200 best small companies in America.”.
In 1991, Thor acquired Dutchmen, a brand of fifth wheel and conventional travel trailers. Four Winds International, manufacturer of class A and C motorhomes, was acquired in 1992. Komfort, a maker of fifth-wheel and conventional travel trailers, and Skamper, a builder of folding camping trailers, became members of the Thor family in 1995.
1996 saw the startup of Thor California and the introduction of the Tahoe and Wanderer brands of trailers and fifth wheels. These products became instant hits with RV-ers and the fastest-growing brands on the market.
With the acquisition of Keystone RV in 2001, Damon RV in 2003, and CrossRoads RV in 2004, Thor Industries is the largest RV manufacturer.
Thor is also the largest mid-size bus manufacturer, having acquired ElDorado Motor Corp., National Coach, Champion Bus and Goshen Coach throughout the past two decades.
Like several other firms in the industry, Thor offers employee incentives based on productivity, with reductions in bonuses based on warranty work. Thor encourages employees to be actively involved in community programs and Thor executives serve on the boards of numerous civic organizations. [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_Industries]
The trade names Dutchmen /Thor, Aerolite Cub, Aero Cub, Aero Lite are the property of Dutchmen /Thor