1 History 2 Subsidiaries 2.1 Former subsidiaries 3 References 4 External links to official websites Thor Industries, Inc., was founded on August 29, 1980, when Wade F. B. Thompson and Peter B. Orthwein acquired Airstream. AKA lots of room to stretch out and get comfortable. The 2020 THOR North American RV Consumer Survey Report can be downloaded here. Global RV industry leader formalizing bold approach to sustainability For 40 years, THOR has utilized responsible and sustainable business practices to make it easier and more enjoyable for families to connect with nature, and one another. In 1980, it became the foundation of Thor Industries after it was acquired by Wade Thompson and Peter Busch Orthwein. We also expect our employees to act ethically, and in compliance with all applicable laws, at all times. About THOR Industries, Inc. THOR is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world's largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. Airstream is manufacturer of travel trailers and motor homes, known for its distinctive all-aluminum models. About Thor Industries, Inc. Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world's largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.  Thor Industries also owns Postle Aluminum, a manufacturer of aluminum components that are often used in Thor's RVs. Today, we continue that journey by leading a global family of companies that make it easier and more enjoyable for families of all types to create lasting outdoor memories.  It also acquired the assets of Livin Lite RV's in 2013, as well as Bison Coach, a manufacturer of horse trailers that have RV-style living quarters. The company reports through three segments: North American towable recreational vehicles, North American motorized recreational vehicles, and European recreational vehicles.  Later in 2010, Thor acquired Heartland RV, another Elkhart-based maker of fifth wheels and lightweight RVs. Supplier Code of Conduct (Applicable to Thor companies based in the U.S.) Thor Industries, Inc. (including its subsidiaries and affiliates based in the United States, “Thor”, “we” or “our”) is committed to conducting our business accordance with the highest ethical standards. Thor purchased The Establishment “McPheters Machine Products” which was a manufacturer of Both Class A and C motorhomes. 6 months ago.  Airstream had not fared well during the economic downturn of the late 1970s, losing $12 million the year before it was acquired. The transaction is a positive, strategic fit for both companies. About Thor Industries, Inc. Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world's largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. We strive to act with integrity and fairness in both employment and business relationships. Thor Industries Inc. was founded on August 29, 1980 when Wade F.B. , 1980–1987: Foundation, acquisition of Airstream, going public, 1988–2012: Expansion into bus market, further RV acquisitions, 2005–2012: Acquisition of more RV brands, sale of bus division, 2013–present: Acquisitions of Jayco and Hymer, "Wade F. B. 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