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FAN - Franklin A. Newcomer

Front Row L to R
Ben Randall - Line Foreman Sam Fergerson - Club President Franklin A. Newcomer - President Ronald Schrock - Quality Control Donald Newcomer - Vice President

Back Row L to R
John Blucker - Purchasing Agent Clyde Ferninger - Sales Larry Vardaman - Line Foreman David Miller - Sales Leonard Rapp - Sales Manager Keith Newcomer - Vice President

History

FAN Coach Company was founded by Franklin A. Newcomer on May 16, 1954, and chose his initials for the company name. The “factory”, at first, was a barn with side wall jigs in a horse stable and the cabinet shop in a hay mow. It took three weeks to build the first FAN, a 14 ft. model equipped with a 2-burner plate, ice box, 10-gallon water tank, and a pump by the sink.

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