Forest City, Iowa - Motor home manufacturer Winnebago Industries Inc. has submitted a notification of proposed production activity for its facilities in Forest City and Charles City, Iowa.
Winnebago currently has authority to produce and warehouse recreational vehicles under FTZ (foreign trade zone) procedures using certain imported components.
The current request is to cut, sew, upholster and warehouse wet coagulation process 100-percent polyurethane-coated fabric for use as upholstery in motor homes.
Production under FTZ procedures for this activity could exempt Winnebago from customs duty payments on the foreign status components used in export production, according to a notice from the Foreign Trade Zones board.
Public comment is invited from interested parties, the FTZ board said.