While considering remaining in Forest City for another day we took our planned tour of Winnebago’s manufacturing facilities. It was utterly fascinating. Perhaps most interesting were the “just-in-time” inventory systems and the physical infrastructure to deliver the right parts to each of the hundred or so stations where parts and assemblies were being installed on a wide variety of recreational vehicles simultaneously .
Their facility is huge with some of the buildings up to 8 and 11 football fields in size. Unfortunately, photography was forbidden!
With commitments to our family, we have decided to drive pretty much straight through the rest of the week, as the expense of trying to squeeze in more sightseeing and try to arrive home by the weekend.