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THOR ANNOUNCES RECORD SALES FOR QUARTER AND SIX MONTHS

 THOR ANNOUNCES RECORD SALES FOR QUARTER AND SIX MONTHS
 JACKSON CENTER, Ohio, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) reported record preliminary sales for the quarter and six months ended Jan. 31, 1992.
 Net sales for the six months were $109.3 million, up 79 percent from $61.1 million last year. Net sales in the quarter were $44.7 million, up 62 percent from $27.7 million last year.
 "These increased sales reflect an improvement in both the RV and bus segments of Thor's business," said Thor Chairman Wade F. B. Thompson. "Wholesale shipments have been up in the RV industry for 5 consecutive months, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association."
 Thompson added: "Given the recent large order influx, Thor will be increasing production at most of its plants. Our backlog on Jan. 31, 1992 was about double last year."
 Thor Industries, Inc. is the second largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles and the largest builder of small and mid-size buses in North America.
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 /CONTACT: Wade F. B. Thompson or Peter B. Orthwein, 513-596-6849, both of Thor Industries/
 (THO) CO: Thor Industries, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: AUT SU: ERN


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