July '20

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34 • RV PRO • July 2020 RV PRO SPECIAL SECTION Good Deeds Amid COVID-19 THOR Companies Donate to Communities "As the world faces the massive challenge of the pandemic, we view it as our obligation to stand in support of the fight against its spread and to be part of the solution," says Bob Martin, THOR president and CEO. "As we all know, the pandemic has caused global shortages of essential materials to fight its spread. THOR is focused on being a part of the solution where we can. Whether it be donations of face masks and other protective gear or the gifting of travel trailers to be used by those affected, including the brave and tireless people who are fighting for us all on the front lines, the THOR companies in the U.S. and in Europe have and will continue to heed the call to action. Furthermore, we stand united with our dealer partners who have taken action in their communities to provide RVs to various agencies, including but not limited to first responders and health care facilities. I'm very proud to be associated with an industry which responds in moments of crisis and our sub- sidiaries who took action on their own to assist local agencies." Here are just some examples of THOR subsidiaries following through on Martin's call to action. KZ: KZ's management team, working in conjunction with local companies Nisco and The Chief, donated materials for about 8,000 reusable protective masks, half of which were sewn by KZ's sewing department, who donated their time. The remainder were provided in the form of kits, which were assembled for Goshen Hospital by local churches and other community members. In addition, KZ management raised funds to provide medical supplies to area hospitals, as well as donated N-95 masks to the local volunteer fire department. The KZ management team is made up of Aram Koltookian, president; Delbert Miller, VP corporate; Terry Slabach, VP finance; Marlene Snyder, VP sales & marketing; Sean Andrews, VP service operations; Sue Thomas, VP administration. Jayco: When Jayco built its first toy hauler 18 years ago, it was pitched primarily as a means for transporting dirt bikes, ATVS and motorcycles. Little did the company know that toy haulers would one day play a role in mitigating a pandemic that would overwhelm medical sys- tems around the world. Like many businesses that have found ways to aid in dealing with the pandemic, Jayco has donated an assortment of items to assist clinics, hospitals, and other caregivers in the local communities. Among the donations are three toy haulers – two Seismic fifth wheels being used for pediatric immunizations at two South Bend Clinic locations, and Airstream Sewing Department Group Leader Phyllis Richardson with masks produced by Airstream's sewing department for donation to local first responders. Jayco donated the use two Seismic toy haulers to local medical centers.

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