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Workhorse delivers its first fuel-efficient W62 gas chassis

(March 10, 2010) -- The Workhorse gas chassis features the improved 6.0-liter GM Vortec gasoline engine designed to achieve up to 20 percent better fuel economy than the previous 8.1-liter Vortec gasoline engine for Workhorse’s W62 models, rated at 17,000, 19,500 and 23,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating.

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RV Care extends aid to Haitian relief effort

(March 8, 2010) -- With the help of Coast Distribution, this past month RV Care provided more than 50 portable generators, worth more than $ 80,000, to a missionary aid organization that is delivering the equipment to Haiti, along with other important supplies.

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RV industry springs back strong in Philadelphia

(March 9, 2010) -- "Just under 9,000 people visited the show and packed the aisles checking out all the new motorhomes, trailers, pop-ups and 5th wheels," said Hadden Smith. "Dealers that exhibited in the show reported that customers were very positive about RVing and that sales of new RVs at the show exceeded expectations by a significant amount."

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Firefighter purchases of FEMA trailers questioned in Illinois

(March 9, 2010) -- An investigation has been launched into volunteer firefighters who bought surplus FEMA trailers less than two months after the local fire protection district acquired them. Federal law requires that the trailers be kept for public purposes for at least 18 months, the State-Journal Register reported.

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ISI helps Canadian RV dealers comply with import laws

(March 9, 2010) -- To help avoid disruption of the recreational vehicle market in Canada, ISI's compliance division will represent or assist dealers and manufacturers. A liability-conscious business with 25 years of entrepreneurial, sales, legal, administrative and regulatory compliance expertise, Murphy said ISI is capable of working with large and small private and public companies, as well as Canadian and United States federal, state and provincial governments.

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Improving RV market, bus efficiencies drive Thor gains

(March 9, 2010) -- Quarterly and six-month results from Thor Industries Inc. show Thor continues to progress, due to improving RV market conditions and strong bus efficiencies. Peter B. Orthwein, Thor chairman, says the company continues to be profitable in all segments of our businesses, including motorhomes, reflecting the permanent cost reductions the company has made.

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GE, Navistar ink U.S. financing alliance

(March 9, 2010) -- "We are very pleased to be expanding our long relationship with GE Capital," said Cederoth. "This new alliance will enable Navistar to better support our dealer network and invest more capital in what we do best, which is to manufacture and sell top-quality products."

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Navistar submits new plan for moving corporate headquarters

(March 9, 2010) -- Navistar spokesperson Jillane Kleinschmidt told the Sun the new proposal calls for a technology center to be housed in a 230,000-square-foot structure, as opposed to the original 335,000-square-foot building. It will also be located on the corner of an 88-acre development and more than 535 yards from a school for autistic children and 321 yards from residential properties.

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Federal loan program provides boost to small businesses

(March 8, 2010) -- A total of 116 small-business owners in Michigan received help through a stimulus-related loan program called America's Recovery Capital program, which is offered by the Small Business Administration, the Free Press reported. Nationwide, 6,340 businesses qualified for an ARC loan as of the end of February.

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