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Gulf Stream to increase manufacturing by 50 percent

(Oct. 30, 2009) -- To meet demand, the Nappanee facility will hire 50 production workers and increase its manufacturing by 50 percent next week, followed by a 25 percent increase after the National RV Trade Show in Louisville in early December, Donati said. The company even expects the number of orders to keep the motorized division busy enough that employees will not be given extra time off during the holidays. Read More »

Cozy Traveler expanding production, hiring workers

(Oct. 30, 2009) -- The company, which began production in April this year, showcased its new products in Hershey and Las Vegas. “The company signed up many new dealers at these shows,” said Newcomer “The resulting orders have lead to us making the decision to increase our production as we enter into the winter months." Read More »

Canada’s economy trips, U.S. personal spending declines

(Oct. 30, 2009) -- Canada's GDP output slid by 0.1 percent in August, the second monthly report that defied expectations that the economy had grown. The decline in personal spending in America largely reflected the ending of the auto rebate program, which sent consumer spending on durables down 7 percent in the month. Read More »

Cummins reports improved sales, profitability in third quarter

(Oct. 30, 2009) -- Cummins Inc. today reported third quarter sales of $2.53 billion and net income of $95 million, or $0.48 a share, down considerably from last year's record third quarter results. However, the company significantly improved its profitability and cash position from the second quarter. Read More »

Bank of America faces long struggle to exit TARP oversight

(Oct. 30, 2009) -- Ongoing disagreement with government regulators, coupled with concerns about loan losses and anticipated new banking rules, are contributing to a delay in BofA’s returning the money. And with no end in sight for those challenges, some observers believe the bank will remain under the government’s thumb for the long term. Read More »

Belgium company creates stylish folding camper

(Oct. 30, 2009) -- The Opera allows people to stay in the most beautiful places, but with the luxury of a wine cabinet, warm-air heating, espresso bar and an enclosed teak veranda. This nomadic, contemporary living tent offers the quality of a luxury yacht combined with the outdoor feeling of camping under canvas.

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ARI reports increased revenue this fiscal year

(Oct. 29, 2009) -- We increased revenues, remained profitable and successfully completed two acquisitions, all within a challenging economic environment,” said Roy W. Olivier, president and chief executive officer of ARI. “We generated $2.7 million in cash from operations for the year, which we used for the two acquisitions, investments in equipment and software development and for the repayment of debt and capital lease obligations.” Read More »

Freightliner achieves zero waste to landfill status

(Oct. 29, 2009) -- Joining an elite group of solid waste-free manufacturing facilities in the United States, Freightliner went from disposing 250,000 pounds per month of solid waste in January 2007 to disposing zero pounds today as a result of numerous environmental efforts implemented at its facility. Read More »

Government claims U.S. GDP rose in September

(Oct. 29, 2009) -- "The return to positive GDP growth after four quarters of decline is encouraging. As well, the strength reflected the return to positive growth by a number of key expenditure areas with inventories continuing to be drawn down. The lower level of inventories implies that there will be a greater need for production going forward as demand continues to trend higher," said Ferley. Read More »

Jayco Australia to sponsor woman’s basketball team

(Oct. 29, 2009) -- Australia’s women’s basketball team (the Opals) has received a significant boost in the lead up to next year’s FIBA World Championship for Women and the 2012 London Olympic Games with Australian recreational vehicle company Jayco signing on as naming rights sponsor of the Opals for the next three years. Read More »

Two Coloroado RV manufacturers file bankruptcy

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- Two Boulder-area recreational vehicle firms filed for bankruptcy earlier this month: Lafayette-based EarthRoamer.Com LLC, which manufacturers four-wheel drive, all-weather "Xpedition Vehicles" and Longmont-based Outfitter Manufacturing Inc., a maker of RV tops. Read More »

Mood upbeat at California RV Show

(Oct. 29, 2009) -- “In spite of the economic conditions, we saw plenty of eager, qualified consumers and I’m happy to report we had a terrific show," said Ringgold. "Although traffic count was down the optimism of the consumers was up, and the number of consumers still looking to purchase RVs makes me confident about the future of the industry.” Read More »