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Attendance up at Thor display, Keystone fans flourish

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- Nametags were prepared for all 2,000 dealer personnel who preregister for the show. They were neatly sorted into 10 trays, nine of which were distributed on Tuesday alone. Plus, another 1,000 people showed up who had not pre-registered, RV Daily Report has learned. Read More »

SEMA Show education helps businesses be more productive

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- The 2013 SEMA Show includes more than 90 seminars focused on helping auto-related business professionals sell more products and be more productive. With topics ranging from customer service and marketing, to cash flow and industry trends, most sessions are available free of charge to those with SEMA Show credentials. Read More »

TriMas announces plan to refinance debt facilities

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- The new credit facilities are expected to be comprised of a $475 million Senior Secured Revolving Credit facility and a $175 million Senior Secured Term Loan A facility. The company plans to close the transaction during the fourth quarter of 2013. Read More »

Augusta RV builds in value to its towables

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- "We use hung fiberglass, which gives our RVs more structure, especially with our six-cage aluminum constructed frames using aluminum studs every 16 inches. Add high gloss gel coated fiberglass and solid interior walls, and our buyers know they are getting their money's worth," said Weaver. "Our units cost more, but the features and benefits certainly justify the price." Read More »

Echo finds its niche in toy hauler market

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- The company hoped to display a brand new Bandit at the Elkhart open house, but the staff took one to the Pennsylvania RV Show last week in Hershey, Pa., hoping to get feedback from consumers. "Interest in the Bandit was very strong. In fact, we sold our show model," Scheetz explained. Read More »

Open house gives Jayco second chance to connect

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- "This show is not a big push for us. Our big opportunity to connect with dealers takes place in June during our annual homecoming celebration. Everyone has been in a good mood and the orders submitted at the open house are like gravy for us," said Lasley, noting that Jayco has been in growth mode for much of the year. Read More »

Dealer body loves Elkhart show, Crossroads changes

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- "This venue is more relaxed and it puts dealers in the right frame of mind to plan their inventory for the year ahead. They genuinely look forward to this show because they have a good time and it really boosts their spirits," said Thompson. "The show also gives us a chance to showcase virtually everything we build. And with show hours from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., we really have plenty of time to sit down and get to know our dealers and figure out what we can do to become better partners with them." Read More »

Ind. council votes to annex Lippert property

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- On Tuesday, Goshen City Council members voted to approve an annexation agreement with Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc. involving a 56-acre plot of land recently purchased by the company, writes Goshen News. Read More »

Livin Lite unloads new models at open house

(Sept. 19, 2013) -- "We have had a really good show in terms of orders," said Tuttle. "Our partnership with Thor Industries has given us access to a lot of RV dealers. It has also given us excellent credibility among RV dealers who may have been cautious about doing business with us because the company was a sole proprietorship. Read More »

Dealer attendance up 19.5 percent at NATDA trade show

(Sept. 18, 2013) -- “Based on our polls and surveys, the free hotel rooms that were offered again this year to dealers significantly impacted the increase in dealer turnout. The centralized and convenient location of St. Louis helped, but the incredible support from our industry has been the backbone to our success,” explained Ackerman. Read More »