June 10, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
CARSON, CALIFORNIA, June 10, 2009 – Altmans Winnebago in Carson has once again been recognized as a 2009 Circle of Excellence winner by Winnebago Industries, Inc. of Forest City Iowa. To make this award even more significant, the only other Winnebago dealer in the Los Angeles area to receive this award is the other Altmans dealership in Colton, California.

To be honored as a Circle of Excellence dealer, Altmans Winnebago excelled in customer satisfaction as it relates to the customers' sales and service experience with the dealer. Altmans is one of only 4 dealerships nationwide, and the only one in the West, to have received this honor every year in the 23 years it has been awarded. According to Joe Altman, "Our entire staff works year round to make sure our customers receive the experience for which they came to Altmans. This award recognizes our efforts."

"Winnebago Industries is pleased to recognize 108 outstanding dealers with this year's Circle of Excellence award," said Winnebago Industries Vice President of Sales and Marketing Roger Martin. "Customer service has never been more important and it's imperative for dealers to have knowledgeable sales personnel and qualified service technicians on staff for quality warranty and after-market service support. These 2009 Circle of Excellence award winning dealerships do just that by providing customers with the total RV experience, and for that reason, they are deserving of this award."

Circle of Excellence scoring is determined by rating dealers in four categories:
• A Purchase and Delivery Satisfaction Study which is direct customer feedback after the purchase of a motor home;
• A Customer Satisfaction Study which surveys customers six months after their purchase;
• A Sales and Marketing Assessment that evaluates a dealership's sales, market share, stocking levels and participation in product training, Dealer Days and the Winnebago Itasca Travelers Club (WIT); and
• A Service Parts Assessment that evaluates a dealership's warranty/parts inventory, service training and certified technicians, and traveling customer care.

Dealerships earning the coveted Circle of Excellence status received an award featuring three concentric circles that symbolize the interconnected relationship between the customer, dealer, and Winnebago Industries.

Altmans Winnebago carries the Winnebago® and ERA™ line of motor homes from Winnebago Industries.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a leading U.S. manufacturer of motor homes; self contained recreational vehicles used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The company builds quality motor homes under the Winnebago®, Itasca® and ERA™ brand names with state-of-the-art computer-aided design and manufacturing systems on automotive-styled assembly lines.