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Podcast 114: American RVer’s Jim, Peggy Grich

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(Oct. 21, 2016) -- Today’s guests are among the best known RV owners in the United States. Jim and Peggy Grich are the founders of American RVer, a monthly video show that is produced for online viewing. The Grichs describe American RVer, their goals for the show, and some of their favorite episodes and interviews with interesting RVers. They also pitch several products that they think all RVers should buy to protect their RVs. Read More »

Meyer supports breast cancer awareness


(Oct. 21, 2016) -- Meyer Distributing is trying to raise awareness for breast cancer during the month of October with our ‘How do you wear PINK?’ campaign," said Gramelspacher. "We are raising awareness in effort to save lives and give our customers the ability to save money." Read More »

Raw materials on display at RVIA National Trade Show

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(Oct. 20, 2016) — One of the innovative new additions to this year’s RVIA National RV Trade Show is the Material ConneXion Zone. With over 8,000 different materials in the company’s library and database, this exhibit makes it one of the best ways for designers to see and learn about innovations in materials, design and structure. Read More »

Sparks of Johnson RV is Spader scholarship recipient

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(Oct. 20, 2016) — Aaron Sparks, general manager at Johnson RV in Puyallup, Wash., has been chosen as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship. The scholarship, valued at nearly $15,000, will allow him to attend an 18-month Spader Leadership Development Program. Read More »

Flexsteel reports first quarter results

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(Oct. 20, 2016) -- Net sales were $112 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, the second highest first quarter, compared to $127 million in the prior year quarter, a decrease of 11.4%. Residential net sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2015 included approximately $3 million of product sales related to clearing the west coast port congestion. Read More »

ASA Electronics upgrades wireless observation system


(Oct. 20, 2016) — ASA Electronics has added a brand new monitor to their best-selling Voyager wireless observation system. Their WVOS43 now allows drivers to view more with less using its wide angle views in a compact 4.3 inch display that can be stowed easily in the center console or glove compartment when not in use, a release from the company stated. Read More »

REV Group selects Wells Fargo CDF for inventory finance

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(Oct. 19, 2016) —  REV Group, a $2 billion specialty vehicle manufacturer, announced today that they chose Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF), part of Wells Fargo & Company, to launch a new program for dealer and distributor financing across the U.S. and Canada. Read More »

Big list of RV fires

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To help the RV industry understand the degree to which RVs regularly catch on fire, RV Daily Report will regularly update this list of links to stories published about such incidents. The most recent stories are near the top. Read More »

Research shows $12 minimum wage ends jobs

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(Oct. 19, 2016) -- “Raising the minimum wage to $12, without any connection to the economy or business conditions, has the potential to devastate small businesses and wipe out nearly two million jobs," said Duggan. Read More »

Latest Beige Book doesn’t signal Fed activity

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(Oct. 19, 2016) -- "On balance, there is little to suggest the economy is deviating from the Fed’s projected path, although recent developments aren’t necessarily enough to push the committee’s consensus in favor of a rate hike even after some saw the last decision as a 'close call,'" said Nye. Read More »

Bank of Canada holds interest rate at 0.5%

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(Oct. 29, 2016) -- In 2016, the bank now looks for Q3 growth of 3.2 percent (previously 3.5 percent) with Q4’s growth rate cut to 1.5 percent from 2.8 percent. The bank now looks for the economy to grow by 2.0 percent in 2017 rather than 2.2 percent, said Desjardins. Read More »

FMCA appoints new executive director

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(Oct. 19, 2016) -- FMCA announced the promotion of Chris Smith to the position of executive director and chief financial officer effective immediately. Smith joined the association in August 2013 as director of administrative services and controller. Read More »

NWAN/NAE receives innovation award


(Oct. 18, 2016) -- The Strongsville Innovation Award is presented annually to select companies that demonstrate continued growth, investment and innovation within the community, the release noted. Read More »