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ADP Dealer Services becomes CDK Global

ADP Dealer Services becomes CDK Global (Oct. 1, 2014) -- "With more than 30 years as the leader in dealer management systems, Lightspeed has grown, evolved and improved to serve its customers better," said Smith. "Now as CDK Recreation, the next step in the company’s journey is to improve upon today’s technologies and stay ahead of tomorrow’s challenges." Read More »

PRVCA to launch cooktops and ranges online course

PRVCA to launch cooktops and ranges online course (Oct. 1, 2014) -- The second of the four LP appliances, the RV range is broken down into its two main components, the stove and oven and each delineated further. Thermostat operation as well as flame structure is analyzed and studied. As with all LP appliances, safety precautions are continually emphasized. Read More »

eBay Motors to sponsor RVDA convention app

eBay Motors to sponsor RVDA convention app (Oct. 1, 2014) -- People attending the RV Dealers Association convention and expo will be able to access all workshop titles by track, view speaker handouts, complete evaluations online, and access interactive maps of the convention facilities. Read More »

Essex Credit merges with Bank of the West

Essex Credit merges with Bank of the West (Oct. 1, 2014) -- Essex has been operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of the West since 1997; it originates and refinances marine loans in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and RV loans in all 50 states. The merger, effective Oct. 1, better positions Essex and the bank for future growth. Read More »

RVIA makes new standards available

RVIA makes new standards available (Oct. 1, 2014) -- With new RV industry standards going into effect in the last month, RVIA has a number or standards publications available for members and non-members. Read More »

Skyline RV releases statement about Cavco takeover

Skyline RV releases statement about Cavco takeover (Oct. 1, 2014) -- While the board believes Cavco's Sept. 22 letter significantly undervalues Skyline's stock, the special committee and the board will thoroughly review Cavco's proposals and respond in due course. Read More »

Talks continue as Navistar labor contract expires

Talks continue as Navistar labor contract expires (Oct. 1, 2014) -- Local workers will continue to operate under the current contract on day-to-day agreements, UAW Local 402 President Jason Barlow told the Springfield News Sun. A picket schedule for union employees was posted online Tuesday, but Barlow said workers will continue to work on a day-to-day status as negotiations continue. Read More »

Flexsteel to release financial report Oct. 14

Flexsteel to release financial report Oct. 14 (Oct. 1, 2014) -- Flexsteel Industries announced today that its operating results for the first quarter ended Sept. 30 will be released Oct. 14, after the market closes. Senior management will host an analyst’s conference call to review first quarter operating results at 10:30 am CT Oct. 5. Read More »

Indiana law could shield hostile Skyline RV takeover

Indiana law could shield hostile Skyline RV takeover (Oct. 1, 2014) -- The state’s Control Shares Acquisition Statute prohibits a corporate raider that acquires 20 to 50 percent of a target corporation’s stock from obtaining voting rights in the company’s affairs unless a majority of non-interested shareholders, meaning everyone other than management and the raider, vote to grant those rights, the Elkhart Truth reported. Read More »

Marcus Lemonis makes cover of Inc magazine

Marcus Lemonis makes cover of Inc magazine (Oct. 1, 2014) -- "I'm tired," Lemonis tells writer David Whitford before he leaves for the set of The Profit. He also insists he's having a blast, and Whitford said he believes that, too. But with each new episode of The Profit, with every sideline acquisition, Lemonis takes on a whole new set of open-ended commitments. Read More »

Pacific Coachworks enjoys record month in August

Pacific Coachworks enjoys record month in August (Oct. 1, 2014) -- Record sales for August with shipments up 110 percent from August last year allowed the company to outpace the market with continued support from its current dealers and practically no turnover in regard to its dealer group. That resulted in a 103 percent increase in revenue, the release noted. Read More »

Cequent moves Canadian warehouse

Cequent moves Canadian warehouse (Oct. 1, 2014) -- The new warehouse is nearly 42,000 square feet, more than double the size of the current facility. It includes twice the space for product containment, nearly 4,000 square feet of office space, additional room for training and four dock doors, doubling Cequent’s ability to ship product quickly and efficiently. Read More »

Bass Pro Shops to host grand opening in Tacoma

Bass Pro Shops to host grand opening in Tacoma (Oct. 1, 2014) -- The free event features an all-star cast of celebrities from the world of sports, entertainment and the great outdoors who will join together to help Bass Pro Shops celebrate an Evening for Conservation. The grand opening event will continue through Oct. 26 with interactive vendor exhibits and giveaways. Read More »

10 workshops for young execs at RVDA convention

10 workshops for young execs at RVDA convention (Oct. 1, 2014) -- The Young Executives workshops were selected from the general education curriculum and fall into several of the education tracks. In some cases there are two choices within one time slot. The events will be easily identified in the program by the Young RV Executives logo. Read More »

Hatchlift Products secures patent for new kit

Hatchlift Products secures patent for new kit (Oct. 1, 2014) -- The patent includes an adhesive backed mounting plate with adjustable rotational curved bracket in conjunction with a hydraulic gas spring. The kits unique feature is the ability to swing through an arc facilitating assistance in opening and closing a variety of doors. Read More »