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Hershey show beats crowd record by 6 percent

Hershey show beats crowd record by 6 percent (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Despite a nasty weather front that dumped plenty of rain on Saturday, a record crowd on Sunday helped fuel the new attendance record. A total of 46,143 people visited the Giant Center this year -- a 5.7 percent increase over last year's record attendance of 43,506. Read More »

CanaDream announces sale of Calgary property

CanaDream announces sale of Calgary property (Sept. 15, 2014) -- In anticipation of the company relocating to its new premises, the company has entered into an unconditional offer for the sale of its current Calgary location for $3.2 million with an expected closing date of Dec. 30. Read More »

Skyline’s Don Emahiser, RV Medic’s Chris Dougherty on Podcast 023

(Sept. 15, 2014) -- Skyline has gone through a rebirth this year, and RV Division President Don Emahiser describes how that impacts the company in terms of new product innovation and the markets it plans to reach. The second guest is Chris Dougherty, the former owner of RV Medics, who talks about the challenges faced by mobile technicians and how it can impact consumers from a lack of insurance coverage to the need for independents to become certified technicians. Read More »

Open house provides huge boost to Elkhart economy

(Sept. 15, 2014) -- Since it started six years ago, the event has exploded into a major regional trade show involving 60 RV manufacturers and suppliers and more than 4,000 dealer attendees, said Thompson. Dicor CEO Gregg Fore said the impact is the equivalent of adding 100 full-time jobs to the local economy. Read More »

Killeen, Tex. to get competition with new Gander Mountain

Killeen, Tex. to get competition with new Gander Mountain (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Gander Mountain is under construction and is scheduled to open next spring in Killen, Tex. Read More »

Video: How Lemonis tests entrepreneurs in negotiation

Video: How Lemonis tests entrepreneurs in negotiation (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Investor Marcus Lemonis describes the reactions he looks for when he makes an investment offer. He explained to Inc. that he asks a series of questions that lead him to the offer he makes. Read More »

NSC presents Cummins with the 2014 Campbell Award

NSC presents Cummins with the 2014 Campbell Award (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Today, the National Safety Council presented the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award to Indiana-based Cummins Inc. at the NSC Congress & Expo, an annual gathering of safety and health professionals. Read More »

RVDA to launch initiative to recruit, retain techs

RVDA to launch initiative to recruit, retain techs (Sept. 15, 2014) -- The board formed the Society for Certified RV Professionals and an industry recognition program highlighting the achievements of RV industry certified personnel. The initiative was recommended by a special recertification task force. Read More »

Route 66 to produce RV lifestyle television show

Route 66 to produce RV lifestyle television show (Sept. 15, 2014) -- This brand new, half-hour TV series, which is currently in production, will capture some of the daily experiences and compelling stories RVers experience in each episode. Read More »

U.S. industrial production falls in August

U.S. industrial production falls in August (Sept. 15, 2014) -- "Today’s reported decline in manufacturing activity was disappointing, but largely reflected weaker motor vehicle output following an outsized increase in July, with volatility in the last two months likely due to seasonal adjustment issues" said Nye. Read More »

Scott Glaza becomes Sika senior product engineer

Scott Glaza becomes Sika senior product engineer (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Glaza will now focus on transportation and marine activities within technical service and will remain responsible for the technical services lab’s ISO/TS certification. He will focus on product development for automotive and industry accounts. Read More »

12 ways to protect a dealership’s reputation

12 ways to protect a dealership’s reputation (Sept. 15, 2014) -- “A sterling reputation is like rocket fuel for your sales and marketing efforts. We’re here to help make it simple and effective. Best of all, these strategies will also help you win new customers,” said Wilson. Read More »

Ron Brown appointed head of EverGreen engineering

Ron Brown appointed head of EverGreen engineering (Sept. 15, 2014) -- As director of engineering he will be responsible for overseeing the product development and engineering of all the products at both the EverGreen and Lifestyle facilities. Read More »

Lifestyle Luxury to introduce front bath fifth wheel

Lifestyle Luxury to introduce front bath fifth wheel (Sept. 15, 2014) -- "The front bath model will completely change customers' expectations of what a luxury fifth wheel can be. It has all the high-end standard features and incredible amounts of storage in our beautifully finished package," said Stanley. Read More »

Depositar becomes I-GO regional sales manager

Depositar becomes I-GO regional sales manager (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Mike Depositar will be responsible for overseeing sales of the I-GO brand in Eastern Canada and the New England states as well as developing dealer relations in his territory. He has worked with EverGreen in a marketing capacity for over a year. Read More »