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The Jackson Companies earns safety award

Bonita Lloyd, director of human resources and safety for The Jackson Companies, shares the Lighthouse Beam Safety Award with the company's safety committee.

(May 24, 2017) -- BB&T presented the Myrtle Beach-based company with its Lighthouse Beam Safety Recognition Award for achieving an excellent OSHA recordable incident rate in 2016. Only about 10 percent of BB&T Insurance Services’ clients reach this top level. Read More »

RVIA predicts 22 million traveling RVers this summer

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(May 24, 2017) -- Nearly 14.4 million Americans will travel in recreation vehicles over Memorial Day weekend, heading to America's 18,000-plus campgrounds. More than 22 million Americans will travel in RVs throughout the summer months, an RVIA survey discovered. Read More »

Laurentian Bank acquires Northpoint Finance

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(May 24, 2017) -- "This acquisition is an excellent strategic fit with our equipment finance subsidiary, LBC Capital, resulting in an attractive end-to-end equipment finance platform. It will broaden our Canadian offering and create a U.S. presence," said Therrien. Read More »

Torklift pricing policy helps dealers keep margins

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(May 23, 2017) -- “We are very happy to see that the RPP we established in 2015 is improving daily to help these dealers have a level playing field," said Taylor. "We are seeing inventory levels dropping consistently from online retailers who violate this policy and have seen distributors halt violating dealers from purchasing all together.” Read More »

WI: Burlington RV seeks general sales manager

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(May 23, 2017) -- The sales manager will be responsible for all day to day operations of our growing sales department to include, but not limited to, recruiting, sales training, desking, budgeting, management, and strong negotiating and customer closing. Read More »

Elkhart unemployment rate falls below 2 percent

(May 23, 2017) -- The county's unemployment rate now sits below 2 percent at 1.9 percent, nearly declining a whole percentage point from the March unemployment rate of 2.8 percent. It also marks the lowest unemployment the county has seen in 18 years, the Elkhart Truth reported. Read More »

RVC Outdoors to open RV park near Yosemite in June

RVC Yosemite

(May 23, 2017) -- Formally known as Yosemite South Coarsegold Ranch, a longtime favorite of guests looking for the best “basecamp” for visiting Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, the resort has undergone an almost $2.5 million renovation. Read More »

Campers Inn seeks staff in Philadelphia

Campers Inn

(May 23, 2017) -- All positions are full time for motivated individuals who are willing to work hard and progress through the company. All applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check and drug test. The company has health care, dental and eye plans and 401k. Read More »

REV Group opens online gear shop

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(May 23, 2017) -- REV Group today announced the launch of the official REV Gear store, which provides apparel, outdoor chairs, travel gear and other products bearing the REV logo. Read More »

RVIA seeks addition TnT partnerships in 2018

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(May 23, 2017) -- The RVIA Education Department looks to increase the number of trained techs next year and is looking for additional partnerships with supplier members who can provide hands-on training in dealerships. Scheduling for the 2018 training season will begin soon. Read More »

Michigan campgrounds have open weekend sites

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(May 23, 2017) -- Whether it be a cabin/cottage or campsite, availability varies from property to property. This is not an all-inclusive list. This list includes campgrounds that responded to a survey indicating availability, as of May 23. Availability is subject to change. Read More »

Use video to showcase inventory, boost sales

Dealer Spike video story

(May 23, 2017) -- While high-quality imagery is great, it’s nowhere near as memorable. There’s a reason why YouTube has become the second largest search engine after Google – people are visual, and video has a more powerful impact than images alone. Read More »

MD: New playground opens at Patapsco State Park

Patapsco Playground

(May 23, 2017) -- The new Hollofield Play Space at Patapsco Valley State Park will contain nature-based elements, such as simulated hollow logs, tree stumps, rocks and toadstools. The environmentally-friendly play area, constructed from recycled materials, is low-maintenance, permeable and sustainable. Read More »

Highland Ridge offers new floorplan in Open Range

Highland Ridge 2510-3

(May 23, 2017) -- “The entire Ultra-Lite team did an incredible job of thinking outside of the box on this project and really did their homework on this model. Both our Highland Ridge RV dealers and consumers alike are going to love what they find in this trailer,” said Poole. Read More »