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Airstream announces top dealers

Airstream announces top dealers (July 29, 2014) -- "We currently have the strongest dealer body we have had in many years from top to bottom,” said Wheeler. “It. gives us great pleasure to honor these top performers. They epitomize what it takes to top the list: passion, focus, and a commitment to customer satisfaction.” Read More »

Kevin Slater becomes Ever-Lite product manager

Kevin Slater becomes Ever-Lite product manager (July 29, 2014) -- An original member of the EverGreen management team, Slater has more than 30 years of experience and will manage the sales and development of the original Ever-Lite brand as well as enhance dealer relations. Read More »

Last chance to sign up for RV Hall of Fame golfing

Last chance to sign up for RV Hall of Fame golfing (July 29, 2014) -- The event will be held Aug. 4at Bent Oak Golf Club in Elkhart. It will kick off with a full breakfast at 7 a.m., a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., and lunch and awards immediately following golf. Deadline to register is July 31. Read More »

TriMas acquires Lion Holdings, expands footprint in Asia

TriMas acquires Lion Holdings, expands footprint in Asia (July 29, 2014) -- TriMas Corporation, a manufacturer of engineered and applied products in Bloomfield, Mich., today announced that it has acquired Lion Holdings Pvt. Ltd. for $27 million, paid in cash at closing Read More »

Thor chairman to be inducted into RV/MH Hall of Fame

Thor chairman to be inducted into RV/MH Hall of Fame (July 29, 2014) -- Thor Industries today announced that its Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Peter B. Orthwein will be inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame at a gala dinner and induction ceremony honoring the Class of 2014. Read More »

Cummins releases quarterly earnings

Cummins releases quarterly earnings (July 29, 2014) -- Cummins issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The company reported $2.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.38 by $0.05. Read More »

Cummins’ legal team honored for diversity

Cummins’ legal team honored for diversity (July 29, 2014) -- The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named Cummins, Inc. of Columbus, Ind. the 2014 Employer of Choice for the Midwest Region. Read More »

Consumer confidence improves in July

Consumer confidence improves in July (July 29, 2014) -- "Strong job growth helped boost consumers’ assessment of current conditions, while brighter short-term outlooks for the economy and jobs, and to a lesser extent personal income, drove the gain in expectations," said Franco. Read More »

Thor Industries becomes Silver Sponsor of RVDA expo

Thor Industries becomes Silver Sponsor of RVDA expo (July 29, 2014) -- As part of their 2014 partnership agreement, Thor Industries, Inc. is providing a dealer lounge complete with comfortable seating and complimentary Wi-Fi. The dealer lounge will be located between the two exhibit halls that will house the expo. Read More »

Apollo becomes Winnebago licensee

Apollo becomes Winnebago licensee (July 29, 2014) -- Apollo will import Australian-designed and compliant caravans, and will also manufacture Winnebago-branded motorhome products at its Northgate, Brisbane, factory. The deal also allows Apollo to use certain of Winnebago's trademarks on motorhomes, campervans and caravans across Australia and New Zealand. Read More »

Riverside RV resurrects Sky Trailer

Riverside RV resurrects Sky Trailer (July 29, 2014) -- “This floor plan design was a top seller for years during the late seventies and early eighties,” said Sell. “It should sell well to the baby boomer families just entering the RV market because they will remember the great times they had as kids camping in a model just like this.” Read More »

RV segment drives Patrick’s second quarter earnings

RV segment drives Patrick’s second quarter earnings (July 29, 2014) -- Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 increased $28.3 million or 17.7 percent, to $187.9 million from $159.6 million in the same quarter of 2013. The increase was primarily attributable to a 19 percent increase in the company's revenue from the RV industry, which represented 75 percent of the company's second quarter 2014 sales. Read More »

35 percent in U.S. still face debt collection

(July 29, 2014) -- The average debt collected was $5,178, based on September 2013 records. The share of Americans in collections has remained relatively constant, even as the country as a whole has whittled down the size of its credit card debt since the official end of the Great Recession in the middle of 2009, AP noted. Read More »

U.S. economic confidence falls sharply in one week

U.S. economic confidence falls sharply in one week (July 29, 2014) -- While 35 percent of Americans said the economy is getting better, 60 percent said it is getting worse, resulting in an economic outlook score of -25. This is a drop of eight points from the previous week, and an eight-month low for the economic outlook measure, Gallup discovered. Read More »

Registration opens for 2015 World RV Conference

Registration opens for 2015 World RV Conference (July 29, 2014) -- World RV Conference 2015 again promises to be a spectacular event with international speakers, an opportunity to network with colleagues and potential partners from around the world, all the while enjoying good old fashioned Down Under hospitality, organizers noted. Read More »