Magazine Outlines Northwood Succession

August 5, 2010 by · Comments Off on Magazine Outlines Northwood Succession 

Northwoods Manufacturing Co.'s

Northwoods Manufacturing Co.'s Ward King (left) and Jim Jones. Photo courtesy of Truck Camper Magazine.

Truck Camper magazine has published an interview with Jim Jones, CEO, and Ward King, COO, of Northwood Manufacturing. Interview topics include the status of Northwood Manufacturing’s founder and president, Ron Nash, the leadership transition, Outdoors RV and the vision for Northwood Manufacturing moving forward. The article is available now on Truck Camper magazine’s website at

Founded in 2007, Truck Camper magazine is a free online magazine with over 400 feature length articles including camper news, lifestyle stories and a buyers’ guide. With over 35,000 unique visitors and 185,000 pageviews a month, TC‘s mission is to grow the truck camper marketplace by promoting truck campers as the most versatile and efficient form of RV on Earth.

To read that story, click here.

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Nash Expects Full Recovery from Jan. 12 Stroke

January 26, 2010 by · Comments Off on Nash Expects Full Recovery from Jan. 12 Stroke 

Ron Nash

Ron Nash

Editor’s Note: Darin Nelson, sales manager for Outdoors RV Manufacturing, provided this release on the health of Ron Nash,¬†¬†founder and president of Northwood Manufacturing Inc., who suffered a stroke on Jan. 12 and was hospitalized in La Grande, Ore.

After his condition stabilized, Ron entered a rehabilitation facility in Boise, Idaho, where he is working daily with speech and physical therapists. He has been communicating regularly with his family and company management, and is expected to make a complete recovery. Ron would like to thank all the employees, customers and friends who have sent expressions of concern and well wishes.

During Ron’s absence, Northwood and Outdoors RV continue to operate on a normal basis under the guidance of an experienced management team. The company has nearly 400 employees at its two manufacturing facilities in La Grande, making it one of the largest private employers in the area. Northwood and Outdoors RV products are distributed by dealers throughout the Western United States and Canada.

For continuing updates, please visit us at and during the coming weeks.

Nash founded Northwood Manufacturing in 1993 and the company has grown steadily under his leadership. Northwood manufactures travel trailers, campers, toy haulers and outdoor support vehicles. In 2009, Nash purchased the Fleetwood Travel Trailer plant in La Grande and formed Outdoors RV Manufacturing, which produces four popular travel trailer models.

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