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Motor home builds

In this December 2008 photo, workers build motor homes on one of the lines at Winnebago Industries Inc.’s main manufacturing facility in Forest City.

FOREST CITY | Winnebago Industries laid off fewer than 35 employees at the end of July, according to a company spokesman.

Chad Reece, director of corporate relations at the Forest City RV manufacturer, would not give a more specific number of workers who lost their jobs. 

He said the layoffs are permanent.

The move comes after consecutive quarterly earnings reports by the company that highlights profits of $86 million and $98 million, respectively. The most recent figures were announced in late June.

"The involved positions that will be absorbed into current functions within our motor home business," Reece said. 

He said Winnebago "continually monitors and evaluates all areas of our business on an ongoing basis and we make refinements to ensure competitiveness and success moving forward."

Reece said laying off employees "is never easy," but it has to be done sometimes so the company can be prepared for the future. 

Winnebago is constantly adjusting its production levels, according to Reece.  

"Sometimes it goes up and sometimes it goes down," he said.

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