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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 »

RV centennial to kick off at Outlook breakfast

(Oct. 29, 2009) -- A special RV Centennial video will debut and Outlook attendees will take part in a special all-industry toast to the 100th Anniversary. Following the breakfast, historian David Woodworth will appear at the RV Centennial booth where some of his RV memorabilia will be displayed and more information on the RV Centennial Celebration will be available. Read More »

Affinity Group extends payment to bond holders

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- As of Oct. 23, the bond holders who signed institutional consent letters have agreed to extend the interest payment date on their Affinity Group Holding Inc. notes to Oct. 30. This is the second extenstion announced by Affinity Group in two weeks. Read More »

Storage company brings “personal warehouse” concept to California

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- While the real value lies in the ability to own a unit, the company wanted to create a project that provided every desirable amenity. The site includes an RV and boat wash bay, RV dump station and common area restrooms. The project's design includes extra-wide loading doors with a minimum 14 foot wide and 14 foot high clearance. Read More »

New bill seeks limit on formaldehyde in homes

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- Under the proposed legislation, composite wood products sold in the U.S. would have to meet formaldehyde-emission standards of about 0.09 parts per million by January 2012, matching standards recently adopted by California. Read More »

Consumer confidence falls again in October

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- "Consumers' assessment of present-day conditions has grown less favorable, with labor market conditions playing a major role in this grimmer assessment," said Franco. "In fact, the Present Situation Index is now at its lowest reading in 26 years. The short-term outlook has also grown more negative, as a greater proportion of consumers anticipate business and labor market conditions will worsen in the months ahead." Read More »

Carrier to exit RV industry at year’s end

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- The company, which manufactures AirV brand air conditioners for recreation vehicles, has decided to cease production in December following what a corporate spokesman said was an "indepth strategic review" of the market. Read More »

Sales dip for Crane Company in third quarter

(Oct. 27, 2009) -- Despite a 14 percent decline in sales from the third quarter of 2008, our operating profit and earnings per share were flat compared to 2008, primarily reflecting our success in re-aligning our cost base," said Fast. "Our operating margin improved by 160 basis points, to 10.1 percent, as compared to 8.5 percent a year ago." Read More »