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Canadian GDP falls in March

(March 31, 2009) -- January GDP was 6.2 percent lower than the average level in the fourth quarter of 2008 at an annualized rate, raising downside risks to RBC Economics Research's forecast that the economy contracted at an annualized rate of 4.4 percent in the first quarter of this year. Read More »

Bankruptcy judge gives interim approval to Country Coach financing plan

(April 1, 2009) -- According to court documents, Bankruptcy Judge Albert E. Radcliffe on Monday allowed the proposed credit agreement with Wells Fargo on an interim basis, with the bank's attorney submitting the order by today. As of Tuesday afternoon, Wells Fargo spokesman Tom Unger said the bank had yet to reach an agreement with Country Coach on the terms of the financing. Read More »

Lippert Components to introduce a storable trailer, the Tow-N-Stow

(April 9, 2009) -- The Tow-N-Stow's most innovative feature is its ability to convert from a cargo trailer into an upright, outdoor storage unit in less than one minute. This conversion feature, from trailer to storage unit, not only creates additional secure storage capacity for the consumer, but it also provides an easy and aesthetically-pleasing means of storing the trailer. Read More »

MBA Insurance announces affiliation with Ultimate RV Rentals

(April 6, 2009) -- UltimateRVrentals.com is a web portal offering a listing of MBA’s customer’s rental vehicles. It’s an easy to use referral service for renters looking to rent the following vehicles online: motorhomes, trailers, motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, utility trailers and snowmobiles. Read More »

WSI reports second quarter financial results

(April 10, 2009) -- Sales for its fiscal 2009 second quarter ending March 1, 2009 were $4,001,000, a 38 percent decrease versus the prior year amount of $6,422,000. Year-to-date sales totaled $10,037,000 versus $12,396,000 in the prior year. The company incurred a net loss of $307,000 for the quarter versus net income of $433,000 during the same period last year. Read More »

Keystone announces RV giveaway promotion

(April 8, 2009) -- Keystone RV is partnering with the Affinity Group to give away prizes and four new travel trailers as part of their new Live Your Dreams! promotion. One RV will be given away at each of four select RV shows in the coming year. Read More »

Moody’s downgrades Berkshire Hathaway

(April 9, 2009) -- Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday stripped away the triple-A rating of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate and investment vehicle run by Mr. Buffett, citing the economic pressures on the firm. Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company of RV manufacturer Forest River, which also owns the Coachmen RV brand. Read More »

Indiana dealership celebrates 45th anniversary

(April 13, 2009) -- The company that is today known as Tom Raper RVs began on a small $40 per month rented lot and sold only used cars—and there were usually less than 10 on the lot at any given time. Through a phenomenal work ethic that is still upheld throughout all divisions, Tom Raper RVs continues to have its home-base on a 60-acre complex in Richmond, with a satellite dealership on the highly-trafficked Route 4 in Fairfield, Ohio. Read More »

CCI Controls shuts its doors

(April 9, 2009) -- The telephone and toll-free numbers to the business has been disconnected. And the company's website at www.ccicontrols.com has been taken over by a firm offering to sell supplies to wiccans and witches. Read More »

Court approves Fleetwood plan to continue operations, pay warranties

(April 6, 2009) -- Fleetwood also announced that its requests to pay pre-petition dealer and retailer sales incentives and warranty service claims for Fleetwood motor homes and manufactured homes were approved. Under Chapter 11, the company is permitted to continue to pay for approved post-petition warranty service that is performed on Fleetwood motor homes and manufactured homes and to pay for sales incentives earned on or after March 10, in the ordinary course of business. Read More »