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Winnebago Plans A Plant In Junction City

Junction City

Winnebago is coming to Lane County. The recreational vehicle company will move into the former Country Coach facility in Junction City.

Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken says the county is granting the company 100-thousand dollars for infrastructure improvement costs.
Leiken: “When Lane County does provide incentive dollars like this it isn’t a check that we hand over to the company. It will always stay with that particular property.  So, if for some reason, Winnebago chose to move in the future, that $100-thousand that we provide incentive for will stay with that facility at all times.”
Winnebago says it will hire about 200 people at annual wages ranging from $45-thousand to $125-thousand plus benefits. The average annual wage in Lane County is $38-thousand.
The company is expected to be operating in Junction City by late 2016.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.