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Thor Industries shuffles management

Thor Industries shuffles management (Feb. 5, 2016) -- Matt Zimmerman will assume the role of chief executive officer of Keystone, Ryan Juday will become president of CrossRoads RV, Jeff Runels will become president of Keystone RV Company, and Troy James will become president of Dutchmen. Read More »

Flexsteel reports 2Q net sales of $125.4 million

Flexsteel reports 2Q net sales of $125.4 million (Feb. 5, 2016) — Flexsteel Industries reports net sales were $125.4 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015 compared to $114.4 million in the prior year quarter, an increase of 9.6 percent. Read More »

Mike Thompson RV Superstore has new spokesperson

Mike Thompson RV Superstore has new spokesperson (Feb. 5, 2016) -- Mike Thompson RV announced that Tim Conway Jr. will be the new official TV spokesperson for 2016. Tim currently host the evening show 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on news - talk radio station KFI 640AM. Read More »

Obama proposes $10/barrel tax, 1.6% raise for federal workers

Obama proposes $10/barrel tax, 1.6% raise for federal workers (Feb. 5, 2016) -- President Obama has proposed a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. The fiscal year 2017 budget will contain a pay raise for federal employees averaging 1.6 percent, NFIB reported. Read More »

U.S. payroll down, Canada’s unemployment at 7.2%

U.S. payroll down, Canada’s unemployment at 7.2% (Feb. 5, 2016) -- Payroll employment growth moderated in January, advancing by 151,000 following revised gains of 262,000 (was 292,000) and 280,000 (252,000) reported in December and November, RBC Economics reported. Read More »

Elkhart Open House set for week of Sept. 19

Elkhart Open House set for week of Sept. 19 (Feb. 5, 2016) -- No one in a position to do so would officially confirm the exact dates of what typically becomes one of the industry’s worst kept secrets. But there were hints, RV Business reported. Read More »

LKQ to release fourth quarter results on Feb. 25

LKQ to release fourth quarter results on Feb. 25 (Feb. 5, 2016) -- LKQ Corporation will release fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results before the market opens on Feb. 25. There will be a conference call to discuss the results. Read More »

Newport becomes Skyline SVP of operations

Newport becomes Skyline SVP of operations (Feb. 5, 2016) -- As senior vice president of operations, Jeff Newport will oversee Skyline's manufacturing, purchasing and quality operations for the company's nine operating divisions. Read More »

Cummins announced quarterly earnings results

Cummins announced quarterly earnings results (Feb. 5, 2016) -- Cummins announced its earnings results on Feb. 4. The company reported $2.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.11 by $0.09, Market Beat Ratings reports. Read More »

Patrick Industries to release fourth quarter earnings

Patrick Industries to release fourth quarter earnings (Feb. 5, 2016) -- Patrick Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the RV manufactured housing and industrial markets, expects to release its fourth quarter and year-end 2015 financial results before the market opens on Feb. 18. Read More »

Legal fight drives Living Airstream to change name

Legal fight drives Living Airstream to change name (Feb. 5, 2016) -- Weeks after finding himself in a legal battle with California-based Airstream Inc., Bill Ward is changing the name of his Denver-based Airstream trailer rental company from Living Airstream to Living Mobile. Read More »

32 apps to help people work remotely

32 apps to help people work remotely (Feb. 5, 2016) -- Now a team may be spread across three continents, working from offices and hotel rooms and homes. While face-to-face contact is still the gold standard, it isn't always possible, Inc. magazine explained. Read More »

PRVCA sets date for Hershey show space drawing

PRVCA sets date for Hershey show space drawing (Feb. 4, 2016) -- The drawing takes place May 11 at 9 a.m. at the Hershey Country Club, located at 1000 E. Derry Road in Hershey. This year's show takes place Sept. 14 to 18 with industry days slated for Sept. 12 and 13. Read More »

Podcast 82: Utility Supply Group’s Wade Elliott

Podcast 82: Utility Supply Group’s Wade Elliott (Feb. 4, 2016) -- Wade Elliott, the president of Utility Supply Group, talks about a trend in which campgrounds are installing meters and then billing RVers for the electricity they use, and why it will impact daily and weekend campers within a few years. He also addresses some of the problems people complain about regarding campground electricity, and closes by talking about Care Camps, a group he's involved in that sends sick kids to camp each summer. Read More »

Initial unemployment claims rise by 8,000 last week

Initial unemployment claims rise by 8,000 last week (Feb. 4, 2016) -- Initial unemployment claims in the United States unexpectedly rose by 8,000 to 285,000 in the week ending Jan. 30. Continuing claims for the week ending Jan. 23 fell by 18,000 to 2,255,000. Read More »
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