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Business Brief: August 18, 2022 | News

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John Wenger


GOSHEN — Genesis Products Inc., the largest privately held manufacturer of OEM laminate panels, wood components and custom molding solutions, will be exhibiting at the IWF Show in Atlanta at Booth BC935 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Celebrating 20 years. August 23rd.

According to a news release, business partners and the media will be able to attend a cocktail and appetizer event where CEO John Wenger will provide updates on the business, company milestones and growth trends over the past 20 years.

With approximately 1,200 employees, Genesis operates a total of nine plants in Elkhart County, Fort Wayne, and Keysville, Virginia.

The company will break ground on its 10th plant in March 2022, with completion expected by the end of the year. The addition of plant 10 makes a significant contribution to the company’s overall production capacity.

To register for the event, please contact Maureen Murray at 973-713-7367 or email at

For more information about Genesis Products, please visit online.

President Valletta Pontoon to retire

Eden Prairie, Minnesota — Winnebago Industries Inc. recently announced the retirement of Barletta Pontoon Boats President Bill Fenech, effective August 26th.

According to a news release, Fenech founded Barletta in 2017 with a focus on innovative products, superior quality and a relentless passion for customer satisfaction, which quickly led the company to become a significant presence in the popular pontoon boat market segment. built up to

Barletta was acquired by Winnebago Industries in August 2021, joining a family of premium RV and marine brands including Winnebago, Grand Design RV, Chris-Craft and Newmar.

Under Fenech’s leadership, with an expanded team and strong contributions from dealer partners, Barletta Pontoon Boats will continue to grow its market share and aim to become the top three pontoon brands in the United States in the future.

Fenech will be succeeded by Jeff Haradine, who has been promoted from his current position as Vice President of Sales.

Haradine has been a key member of the Barletta leadership team since the brand’s inception and has played a key role in the tremendous growth of the business over the past five years of release ntoes. As former president and owner of his WakeSide Marine in Elkhart, he brings nearly 20 years of business and marine experience, previously involved in managing residential land developments and home construction.

Envirofest 2022

Envirofest 2022

Truma Sponsors EnviroFest

ELKHART — Truma North America continues its commitment to the environment and the Elkhart community as a sponsor of the 25th Annual EnviroFest.

The Elkhart Environmental Center hosts the region’s largest environmental festival each year to promote sustainability and environmental education.

Gerhard Hundsberger, CEO of Truma North America, said: “We are happy to support their mission and hope that we can encourage others in the RV world to join us as well.”

The 2022 EnviroFest will take place on Saturday from 3pm to 9pm at Island Park in downtown Elkhart. The event features over 40 exhibitors and fun activities for the whole family, including live music, face painting, free canoe rides, beer gardens and more.

Truma is a premium solutions partner for the outdoor recreation community. The company started his operations in North America in 2013 and established its headquarters in Elkhart.

For more information about Truma, please visit online.

Commonwealth Engineers Wins Award

INDIANAPOLIS — PSMJ Resources recently announced that Commonwealth Engineers Inc. was named one of the 2022 Top Performance Circle of Excellence Architecture and Engineering Firms.

Commonwealth Engineers is headquartered in Indianapolis, with offices in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Crown Point and Bowling Green, Kentucky. Since 1974, Commonwealth has been committed to becoming the most comprehensive environmental engineering and consulting firm, according to a news release.

PSMJ’s unique Circle of Excellence designation focuses on companies with outstanding performance in the building and engineering industries.

PSMJ Resources Inc. is the world’s leading authority on effective management of architecture, engineering and construction companies. Their Circle of Excellence winners include 65 leading architectural and engineering companies that are successfully running their businesses with outstanding performance in areas such as productivity, customer satisfaction, staff growth and turnover. will be

The Circle of Excellence represents the top 20% of participants in PSMJ’s annual A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Study and is based on 13 key performance indicators.

For more information on Commonwealth Engineers, visit