All American Group

All American Group (formerly Coachmen Industries) was an American company whose divisions produced pre-fabricated housing. Based in Elkhart, Indiana, it was founded in 1964 as Coachmen Industries. It was listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol COA until 2009, when it was delisted for failing to maintain continued NYSE listing standards.

HistoryEdit

Coachmen Industries was founded by three brothers: Tom Corson, Keith Corson and Claude Corson. The brothers started the company in a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) plant in downtown Middlebury, Indiana producing 12 travel trailer models, 1 truck camper style and 80 truck caps. Since 1964, Coachmen Companies have produced nearly 600,000 recreational vehicles of all sizes and types.[citation needed]

In December 2008, the company sold all of the assets of its RV Group to Forest River, Inc., a unit of Berkshire Hathaway.[1] Another division, All American Specialty Vehicles, a joint venture with ARBOC Mobility, manufactured ADA-accessible buses.[2] All American merged into Arboc in 2011.[3]

The company continued to operate in the modular housing business under the ALL AMERICAN HOMES and MOD-U-KRAF brand names. All American was acquired by Innovative Building Systems in 2011.[4] Innovative filed for bankruptcy in 2016 and closed American Homes and Mod-U-Kraf.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elkhart Truth". Etruth.com. 2014-01-24. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  2. ^ "Speciality Vehicles". Archived from the original on February 9, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Arboc, All American Specialty merge". www.metro-magazine.com.
  4. ^ Modular Manufacturers Look Past Soft 2011 for Growth
  5. ^ maddie.gehling@thmedia.com, MADDIE GEHLING. "80 out of jobs as All American Homes in Dyersville closes its doors". TelegraphHerald.com.

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