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Cummins closes mid-range engine plant

(June 9, 2009) -- Cummins Inc. has temporarily closed its Columbus MidRange Engine Plant in Walesboro, Ind., as a result of Chrysler’s decision to idle its manufacturing operations while it undergoes bankruptcy reorganization. The Walesboro plant is the sole manufacturing site for the 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine used in the heavy-duty Dodge Ram pickup truck. Read More »

Lazydays proud of 24th consecutive Circle of Excellence Award

(June 11, 2009) -- “We highly value our partnership with Winnebago Industries and are proud to receive this award,” said Lazydays CEO John Horton. “Our employee partners have a passion for serving their customers, working their hardest each and every day to provide an outstanding ownership experience. I believe it is this level of commitment that has enabled us to achieve such an honor 24 years in a row.” Read More »

Ohio community struggles with RV storage issue

(June 15, 2009) -- The proposed resolution in Twinsburg Township would crack down on the way residents could park vehicles in residential districts. Vehicles routinely parked outside would have to be screened by a fence or landscaping so they are not visible from other lots or from the street. Read More »

KOA’s website cracks worldwide top 100 for traffic to travel sites

(June 12, 2009) -- Kampgrounds of America's popular KOA.com website has been ranked in the Top 100 Most Visited Travel Websites by the Hitwise U.S. Travel Report. Kampgrounds of America, Inc.'s KOA.com website has seen more than 5.4 million visits so far in 2009, and welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors in May 2009 alone. Read More »

Lender’s role for Federal Reserve makes some folks uneasy

(June 15, 2009) -- A growing number of economists worry that the Fed’s new role poses risks to taxpayers and to the Fed itself. If the Fed cannot extract itself quickly, they warn, the crucial task of allocating credit will become more political and less subject to rigorous economic analysis. Executives and lobbyists now flock to the Fed, providing elaborate presentations on why their niche industry should be eligible for Fed financing or easier lending terms. Read More »

California dealer to get $8 million in settlement with state

(June 14, 2009) -- In order to widen Interstate 10, the California Department of Transportation announced it would seize land owned by Altman's Winnebago, which had been doing business at the site since 1971. In 2006, Caltrans made its first offer, at $953,000, to buy portions of the property. After Caltrans officially seized Altmans through eminent domain proceedings in 2007, it upped its offer to $3.86 million. A week before the case was to go to jury trial, Caltrans upped the offer to $8 million. Read More »