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RVAA names Progress Manufacturing as Supplier of the Year

(Sept. 23, 2010) -- “It is an honor to be recognized with this award a second time,” said Elliott. “We strive to be good business partners and strengthen the RV industry. All of our employees are excited to be a part of what this award represents -- hard work and dedication to excellence.”

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RV industry projects slower economic growth, moderating shipments

(Sept. 22, 2010) -- Curtin said that among the scenarios for 2011, there was the greatest probability for a “slow growth” model defined as GDP increasing by 2.5 percent, unemployment at 9.6 percent, job creation hitting 100,000 jobs per month, personal income growth at 2.4 percent, housing starts at 780,000, and slight gains in consumer confidence and credit conditions. Wholesale RV shipment are expected to rise by less than 20,000 units.

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Dynamax to host dealer open house

(Sept. 22, 2010) -- Dynamax Corporation today extended an invitation to RV dealers to stop by and tour the Dynamax plant Sept. 27 to Sept. 30 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dynamax products will be on display inside the company's 25,000-square-foot showroom as well as outside its facility.

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Outdoor Foundaton releases report on engaging new audiences

(Sept. 22, 2010) -- "With effective key partnerships, media, imagery and messaging, we can grow the outdoor community and create opportunities that impact and increase youth empowerment, leadership and environmental stewardship," said Fanning. "With the help of youth-led surveys and discussions, it is our hope that we will begin to shift the challenges into opportunities to help us grow the outdoor community."

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Canadian retail sales drop in July

(Sept. 22, 2010) -- "We expected a gain closer to 3 percent; however, the greater downward surprise was that sales outside of these components dropped 0.5 percent in the month after a 0.3 percent decline in June," said Ferley. "This decline was led by an 8.4 percent monthly plummet in the furniture and home furnishings component and a 4.9 percent drop in sales at electronics and appliance stores."

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Cruiser RV plant attains green certification

(Sept. 22, 2010) -- The facility incorporates low VOC interior adhesives and sealants and uses lithium ion battery operated power tools. The units are engineered to be lighter weight and more aerodynamic than traditional travel trailers, reducing wind resistance and increasing MPG.

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Oregon dealer takes on Fleetwood line

(Sept. 22, 2010) -- “Johnson RV is a family-owned business with more than 30 years of experience in the RV industry,” Draheim said. “They take great care of their customers before and after the sale.”

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KOA CEO promotes collaboration for successful outdoor recreation

(Sept. 21, 2010) -- Jim Rogers’ meetings in the nation’s capitol were held to increase dialogue about potential ways to enhance the outdoor recreation experience across America and are an example of KOA’s goals to provide families with fun, healthy and memorable outdoor recreation experiences.

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RVDA signs on to ARC effort on Forest Service recreation

(Sept. 21, 2010) -- The RV Dealers Association has joined the Coalition for Recreation in the National Forests to provide more input into a Forest Service Planning Rule that will guide agency policies that ultimately affect RV camping and travel in the national forests.

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Dynamax launches new RV website

(Sept. 21, 2010) -- The site features specific model galleries designed to make choosing the right motorhome easy. Each gallery is loaded with extensive photo reference highlighting a specific luxury model, complete with a digital feature tour, sizable floorplans, an impressive list of top-notch amenities, with all the sought after options needed to customize any Dynamax model.

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Canada’s inflation rate falls; housing starts spike in America

(Sept. 21, 2010) -- The consumer price report showed that the headline inflation index slipped by 0.1 percent in August following July's 0.5 percent jump, which in large part reflected the harmonization of provincial and federal sales taxes in Ontario and British Columbia. Housing starts in the United States posted a sharp 10.5 percent increase in August to an annualized pace of 598,000 units, greatly surpassing expectations for a small 0.7 percent gain

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Navistar manager recognized as “hero” by People magazine

(Sept. 21, 2010) -- Chuck Sibley, the manager at Navistar Diesel of Alabama in Huntsville, is one of nine finalists for People magazine's "Readers' Choice Hero" award. He was nominated for coming up with the idea and convincing Navistar to let 50 employees do community service work during a production slowdown earlier this year rather than lose their jobs.

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Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate unchanged

(Sept. 21, 2010) -- "The lack of action in today's meeting suggests to us that the Fed expects extremely low interest rates, and maintenance of excessive liquidity will be enough to sustain the U.S. recovery," said Desjardins. "This commitment means that, in the absence of a return to a faster growth path exerting further downward pressure on the unemployment rate or increasing doubts about a turnaround and eventual increase in inflation, another round of quantitative easing cannot be ruled out."

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