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Arizona RV dealer sees RVs becoming more mainstream

(Sept. 7, 2009) -- Pedata RV Center sees the further publicity created by the contests as a stepping stone that the RV industry can use to further ingratiate itself into the common household. While RV is now a household name, there are still many to convince of the validity of the RV lifestyle. Read More »

Rapid deployment shelters offers option for emergency homes

(Sept. 1, 2009) -- The compact, highly portable rigid wall shelter is easily transportable to domestic and global disaster sites, and may be deployed by one person in less than two minutes with the push of a button. The RDSS unfolds from a 20-foot standard shipping container into a 400-square-foot shelter at the touch of a button. When it is no longer needed at a location, the RDSS easily returns to its container configuration and is ready for transport back to its depot where it is easily cleaned, sanitized and reequipped for the next use. Read More »

Cummins lauded as leader in corporate sustainability

(Sept. 10, 2009) -- For the fifth year in a row, Cummins Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World index, which represents the top 10 percent of the world's largest 2,500 companies in corporate sustainability. The company also was recognized as one of the world’s top 14 leaders in sustainability among industrial companies and was included in the North American index for the third straight year. Read More »

Fire damages Cummins plant in Minnesota

(Sept. 3, 2009) -- The sprinklers and an alarm system was activated around 1:30 in the morning after a fire spread when an air compressor shorted out. Firefighters left the scene around 3:00, but had to return again at 3:00 when the fire re-ignited into part of the roof. Read More »

Workhorse to drive into better sales next year aboard W20D chassis

(Sept. 14, 2009) -- "It has been a really big undertaking to get us to the point where we are ready to produce these chassis," Walmsley said. "But, we think our solution is truly unique because it is a customer-friendly solution that requires no diesel emission fluids to be managed. We have created a truly clean diesel system." Read More »

Carriage gets a new president

(Sept. 10, 2009) -- Don Emahiser, currently the vice president of sales, has been tapped as president of the RV manufacturing firm that specializes in building high-end travel trailers and fifth wheels. Read More »

Real Storage acquires Canadian storage facility

(Sept. 9, 2009) -- "We are very excited to complete this acquisition, which enhances our presence in northern Alberta. The current portfolio is comprised of five operating self storage properties in Alberta and British Columbia and two properties currently in the development stage, one in British Columbia and one in Ontario," said Bill Roberts, president and CEO of Real Storage. Read More »

Law group sues Fleetwood execs on behalf of former shareholders

(Sept. 2, 2009) -- The complaint alleges that, throughout the class period, defendants made numerous positive statements regarding the company's financial condition, business and prospects. The complaint further alleges that these statements were materially false and misleading because defendants failed to disclose certain adverse facts. Read More »

Inventor creates zero carbon camper

(Sept. 7, 2009) -- Originally envisioned as weighing just 50 pounds, and with a pullout drawer to extend its length for sleeping; inventor Paul Elkins‘ zero carbon camper had to endure winds of 60 mph, heat of 100-plus degrees. Read More »

Burlington Graphics Systems acquires Barth & Associates

(Sept. 1, 2009) -- Julius Barth & Associates will become a division of Burlington Graphic Systems. Christopher Barth, president of JBA, will join the staff of BGS as director of marketing and brand development. Julius Barth, who holds a degree in organic chemistry specializing in vinyl films, will become a technical consultant exclusively to Burlington Graphic Systems. Read More »

Thor’s Riegel becomes Go RVing co-chairman

(Sept. 10, 2009) -- Riegel succeeds industry veteran Don Walter, and joins RV dealer Tom Stinnett, of Tom Stinnett’s RV Freedom Center in Clarksville, Ind., as co-chair of the industry-wide coalition which oversees the Go RVing national advertising and market expansion initiative. Read More »

Electric Motors to host green jobs expo in Elkhart County

(Sept. 13, 2009) -- The “Green Jobs for America” Entertainment and Education Expo takes place Sept. 5, from 3:30 to 11 p.m. at the Electric Motors Corporation Headquarters at 905 Nelsons Parkway in Wakarusa. During Saturday’s expo, Cashen says they’ll also give a sneak peek of their brand new light-duty electric truck, the EMC "Flash.” Read More »