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Thor Industries Inc.’s RV manufacturing subsidiaries wrote a record $113 million worth of dealer orders during the industry’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville last week, Chairman Wade Thompson said today (Dec. 10).
The $113 million in orders exceeded last year’s Louisville show order volume by 51%, Thompson said.
Earlier, one of Thor’s largest RV subsidiaries, towables manufacturer Dutchmen, reported a 91% increase in dealer orders – in unit volume – at last week’s Louisville show.
Additionally, Thor signed 167 new dealers at Louisville, expanding its dealer body more than 10%, Thompson said.
“These record results affirm our leadership role in the RV industry, which is up 20% in shipments through October, Thompson said. “This order input bodes well for a strong fiscal 2003.”
Fiscal 2003 for Thor, a New York Stock Exhcange-listed company, will end July 31.
Thor plans to build three new manufacturing plants in 2003, one by Dutchmen and two by Keystone subsidiary, to keep pace with dealer demand.