Winnebago Industries Introduces the Metro Link™
-- Metro Worldwide named Distribution partner--
FOREST CITY, Iowa, April 24, 2013
FOREST CITY, Iowa, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winnebago Industries, Inc.
(NYSE:WGO), one of the leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle
manufacturers, is entering the mid-size vehicle transportation market with the
introduction of the Metro Link™ bus.
The company spent several years in the design and development phase conducting
extensive research involving public transportation operators and industry
experts. The result is a revolutionary approach to transit bus applications
with several features specifically tailored to provide a much quieter, better
functioning vehicle with reduced maintenance and improved durability, many of
which Winnebago Industries intends to patent. That durability is backed with
an industry leading 7 year/150,000 mile structural warranty.
The Metro Link features a one-piece fiberglass roof, a fully welded, tubular
steel framework, high gloss fiberglass sidewalls and exclusive frameless
windows that offer exceptional performance and reduced long term maintenance.
On the inside, the Metro Link offers fiberglass interior walls and a 78-inch
center aisle height. Available in a number of passenger configurations, the
Metro Link is highly customizable to meet the wide ranging needs of the
transit and paratransit industry.
"Winnebago Industries is excited to enter the bus arena with the introduction
of the Metro Link," said Winnebago Industries Chairman of the Board, CEO and
President Randy Potts. "This project has been in development for quite some
time and we are very excited with the outcome. The Metro Link completed
extensive testing at the highly regarded Altoona Bus Research and Testing
Center in Altoona, PA. and surpassed expectations," said Potts. "With its
improved functionality, low maintenance design and extremely quiet ride, it
promises to be a game changer in the transit bus market."
Distribution of the new Metro Link will be conducted by Metro Worldwide, a
division of the Pritchard Family Companies. In business for over a century,
Pritchard has had a working relationship with Winnebago Industries for over 25
years. Pritchard has a national presence in the distribution of commercial
trucks where they have distinguished themselves as a leader in both volume and
"We are excited to partner with a qualitycompany such as Winnebago
Industries. They have designed a revolutionary product for the shuttle bus and
transit industry, and we are honored to sell and service their products across
the United States and around the world," said Pritchard Family Companies CEO
For more information on the new Metro Link, please contact: Scott Loges at
1-855-923-2855, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Winnebago Industries, Inc., "The Most Recognized Name In Motor Homes^®", is a
leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in
leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company and its
subsidiary build quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products,
and transit buses under the Winnebago, Itasca, Era, SunnyBrook and Metro brand
names. Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the
Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award's inception
For further information: Sheila Davis
SOURCE Winnebago Industries, Inc.
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