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Winnebago’s Chad Reece, Sheila Davis on Podcast 50

Winnebago’s Chad Reece, Sheila Davis on Podcast 50 (April 24, 2015) -- Chad Reece talks about the company's current marketing efforts and what Winnebago is doing to better promote its products to potential RV buyers. He also describes how the Internet and computers have shifted marketing away from predominantly print forms of communication to an emphasis on social media and websites. Sheila Davis talks about how Winnebago has changed during her tenure with the company, yet describes how much it remains a "small town company." She stresses the importance of public relations and what it has done to help Winnebago shape its brand and reputation. Read More »

Workers’ job loss fears back to pre-recession level

Workers’ job loss fears back to pre-recession level (April 24, 2015) -- In the United States, 13 percent of employed adults think it is "very" or "fairly" likely that they will be laid off in the next 12 months, down slightly from the 16 percent who feared job loss a year ago, Gallup reported today. The percentage who fear being laid off is down from a high of 21 percent in 2010. Read More »

Go RVing kicks off consumer experiences in Nashville

Go RVing kicks off consumer experiences in Nashville (April 24, 2015) — Go RVing is heading to Nashville to provide an RV camping experience to consumers attending the Country Living Fair taking place at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center from April 24 – 26. As an event sponsor, Go RVing will have two RVs on display. Read More »

Legislation would renew GSP program

Legislation would renew GSP program (April 24, 2015) — Legislation has been introduced that would benefit the RV industry by reauthorizing the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program, which reduces tariffs on luan wood used in RV manufacturing. Read More »

Stuebing’s retirement prompts RVIA staff changes

Stuebing’s retirement prompts RVIA staff changes (April 24, 2015) -- Membership Services Coordinator Diane Stuebing is retiring after a 28-year career with the association. Julianne McNulty has been promoted from information processing specialist to replace Stuebing. Larayne Maycole has been hired as the new information processing specialist Read More »

Big Country RV opens service center

Big Country RV opens service center (April 24, 2015) -- Big Country RV dealer announced its new state-of-the-art service center is now open in the heart of Redmond, Ore., at 2872 SW 17th place behind the Dollar Tree. Read More »

Capitol Hill Advocacy Day highlights Committee Week

Capitol Hill Advocacy Day highlights Committee Week (April 24, 2015) — RVIA’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day is always one of the most popular events at Committee Week and vitally important to the industry’s lobbying efforts at the federal level, a press release from the organization stated. This year’s event will take place on Wed., June 3. Read More »

RVIA standards group meets

RVIA standards group meets (April 24, 2015) -- The RV Industry Association recently held several technical meetings for RVIA's Sizes and Weights Subcommittee, Fire & Life Safety Ad Hoc Group and Plumbing Technical Subcommittee Ad Hoc Group to review various issues. Read More »

RVIA highlights RVs in the news

RVIA highlights RVs in the news (April 24, 2015) -- An array of stories covering a thriving RV industry, a diverse RV marketplace, ideas on road trips and RV resorts, and other RV tips appeared in numerous national media outlets around the country throughout late winter and early spring, the RV Industry Association announced today. Read More »

ASV announces exclusive partnership with Westport

ASV announces exclusive partnership with Westport (April 24, 2015) — Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) has announced an exclusive partnership with Westport, a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies. The partnership expands the availability of the compressed natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System. Read More »

Court rules in favor of Cequent on patent infringement

Court rules in favor of Cequent on patent infringement (April 23, 2015) -- TriMas Corporation today announced that the Federal District Court in Colorado entered multiple summary judgment rulings, all in favor of TriMas’ Cequent Americas business, and against Wyers Products Group, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit. Read More »

Winnebago announces Jefson as public relations specialist

Winnebago announces Jefson as public relations specialist (April 23, 2015) — Winnebago Industries, Inc. announced Sam Jefson as public relations specialist. Jefson is assuming PR duties from Sheila Davis who is retiring from the company. In his new position, Jefson is responsible for public relations functions, such as media and community relations among other duties. Read More »

Ford RV Refrigeration Network honors recent grads

Ford RV Refrigeration Network honors recent grads (April 23, 2015) -- Ford’s RV Refrigeration Training Center has implemented a master certification into their program which may achieved in one of two ways, the company announced today. The first certified graduates include Sid Shelburne, Robert Shelton and Kevin Olson. Read More »

SEMA adds three to hall of fame

SEMA adds three to hall of fame (April 23, 2015) -- Joel Ayres, Jim Bingham, and Dennis Gage will receive the industry's highest honor and be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame, the Specialty Equipment Market Association announced today. Read More »

Lazydays celebrates 30 years in ‘Circle of Excellence’

Lazydays celebrates 30 years in ‘Circle of Excellence’ (April 23, 2015) — Lazydays has been honored with Winnebago’s “Circle of Excellence” award for the thirtieth consecutive year. The “Circle of Excellence” award recognizes select dealers annually for their performance in the areas of sales, service and customer satisfaction. Read More »