November '19

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84 • RV PRO • November 2019 rv-pro.com O R I G I N A L E Q U I P M E N T posite-backed version is called Noble Select. Cheney says that's the company's top-of-the-line sidewall product. Cheney declines to share specific numbers, but offers that the company serves "a large percentage" of the market. A Power Player in Composite Materials Crane Composites, a subsidiary of Crane Co., is a global provider of fiber-reinforced composite panels. It operates in three market segments: RVs, building products and transportation. RVs is the biggest division. Crane Composites manufactures six primary RV product categories and is the only manufacturer with the capability of supplying customers from all of these categories. Cheney says that's a major differentiator for the company. Crane manufactures its RV panels at its facilities in Goshen, Ind., and Jones- boro, Ark. Cheney describes the products built in Goshen as sheet glass, which is a high-end panel used in motorized units or high-end fifth wheels. Coilable products, including the Filon Top: Mike Cheney, Crane Composites' vice president for RVs, is pictured on the floor of a factory that uses Crane Composites for its towable units. While declining to provide specific market numbers, Cheney says the company's market share is substantial. Above: Cheney is pictured with team members Evelyn Dieguez (left), senior marketing specialist and Marketing Manager Maria Hovanes, next to a fifth wheel equipped with Crane sidewalls.

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