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Mercedez-Benz to assume responsibility for Sprinter vehicles

(Sept. 2, 2009) -- While the Dodge Sprinter will be discontinued, Mercedes-Benz USA announced it will create Daimler Vans USA and assume responsibility for the sales, marketing, distribution and service of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter commercial vehicles in the United States. Read More »

Enduratex moves its corporate headquarters to Mira Loma, Calif.

(Sept. 10, 2009) -- In addition to the corporate offices relocating, the warehouse facilities also will be relocated and operations will be seamless from the new warehouse facilities. The move takes advantage of the current financial trend in real estate whereby companies, who are able, are selecting to improve on their real estate locations for fewer dollars than initially expended. Read More »

Fire almost extinguished at old Monaco landfill

(Sept. 4, 2009) -- Residents remain concerned about fumes caused by burning treated, painted, laminated and varnished wood products, plastic materials, and reinforced styrene polymer panels from the recently closed Monaco Coach Corp. motorhome factory. When the fire began Tuesday, smoke was thick and black and foul-smelling. Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing Index crosses into “expansion” territory

(Sept. 1, 2009) -- "Today’s report showing a rise in US manufacturing sentiment is among the indicators pointing to strengthening growth ahead," said Heller. "The troubled U.S. housing market showed more signs of stabilization in July as sales of both new and existing homes increased. Orders for durable goods enjoyed a sizable 4.9 percent gain on the month. In August, consumer confidence sprung to 54.1. We project continuing positive economic developments to culminate with positive quarterly growth rates for the remainder of this year." Read More »

Korean firm to build e-cars in unused MVP facility

(Sept. 9, 2009) -- Young Gi Lee, chief executive of CT&T in Korea, said in a statement released months ago that the company would like to start producing some of its EV-models by the end of the year through a regional assembly and sales system that holds potential to employ 2,600 people across the United States. Read More »

Non-manufacturing index rises in August

(Sept. 3, 2009) -- New orders increased to 49.9 from 48.1 in July and employment rose to 43.5 following July’s 41.5 reading. On the inflationary front, the prices paid component jumped to 63.1 from 41.3, putting it at its highest level since September of last year. Read More »

Consumer confidence dips in September

(Sept. 29, 2009) -- “Consumer confidence, which had improved in August, retreated slightly in September," said Franco. "The Present Situation Index decreased, as consumers viewed both current business conditions and the labor market less favorably than last month. While not as pessimistic as earlier this year, consumers remain quite apprehensive about the short-term outlook and their incomes. With the holiday season quickly approaching, this is not very encouraging news.” Read More »

RVIA vice president sees improving outlook for RV sales

(Sept. 24, 2009) -- While briefing the board, Bryan detailed Dr. Richard Curtin’s latest projections for RV wholesale shipments through 2010. In the Fall 2009 issue of RV Roadsigns, Curtin forecasts a total of 146,200 units to be shipped by the end of this year with that number rising to 185,800 units in 2010, a 27 percent increase. Read More »

California RV dealer gives back to city he helped put on the map

(Sept. 28, 2009) -- Andy Rogozinski, owner of Inland RV Center, was honored by the Corona City Cuncil this year for his donations to the animal shelter over the past half-dozen years. He also has worked with the city to prevent vending trucks from dumping their water in city streets. Rogozinski earned millions of dollars of publicity for himself and Corona when he was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 11, 1996, in the June 16, 1997, issue of People magazine and in the New York Times Sunday magazine. Read More »

Two Illinois men arrested in possession of stolen travel trailers

(Sept. 23, 2009) -- According to Decatur County Sheriff Roy Wyatt, quick thinking and ingenuity on the part of investigating officers led to the recovery of the stolen property from the home of Roger R. Ragland, 45. A search was conducted of the property Sept. 15. At the residence, officers found three travel trailers stolen from Crestview, Fla. as well as Lewis and Madison counties in Illinois. Read More »