RV/MH Hall of Fame News

Donald R. Boles

A pioneer RV manufacturer, he was an early industry activist as a member of the American Institute of Travel Trailers, Trailer Coach Association and the Mobile Homes Manufacturers Association in the 1950s. As a tool and die maker he developed many tools used in aluminum fabrication. He was one of the first manufacturers to provide a service facility at his factory. He was a very strong promoter of quality construction in trailer manufacturing. He has been recognized as one of the first RV manufacturers to run advertising in general media publications as opposed to trailer related media.

Wendell L. Batchelor

A long time industry leader and activist, he is 20 year MHI member, a long time Alabama MHI board member, serving as chairman of that association in 1991 and 1992, and one of the organizers of the South Central MHI serving as Chairman in 97, 98, and 99. In the early 1980s, he pioneered customization in manufactured homes. He was featured as an industry icon in the November, 1996, Forbes Magazine. He was inducted into the Alabama MHI Hall of Fame in 2002.
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