Day: February 24, 2012

(Feb. 24, 2012) — The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Thursday, dealerships got a glimpse into the 2012 selling season when the Milwaukee RV Show opened at Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park. The show, with more than 100 vendors, runs through Sunday.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — What do you get when you combine a weight distribution hitch and sway control together in one box with some parts pre-assembled? A kit that is convenient to purchase, and easy to install, Husky Towing Products announced.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — The Louisiana Campground Owners Association will conduct their annual conference and expo March 12 and 13 at Holiday Inn South in Baton Rouge. The event features several guest speakers, including Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, as well as a trade show.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — The 13th Annual “Helping Hands at Cochise Terrace” benefit auction of goods and services, a Priceless Yard Sale and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, March 10, at Cochise Terrace RV Resort in Benson, Ariz., reports the Benson News Sun.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — Patrick Industries Inc. reports net sales for full year 2011 were $307.8 million, an increase of $29.6 million or 11 percent over the $278.2 million reported in 2010. The year-over-year increase was primarily attributable to the acquisitions completed in 2011, the acquisition of Blazon International Group in the third quarter of 2010, improved retail fixture business, and improved market penetration in the RV market.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — Andrew Rooke currently serves as president and chief operating officer of Manitex International, Inc., a North American manufacturer of engineered lifting equipment, a position he has held since 2007.  His professional experience includes GKN Sinter Metals, where he served as chief financial officer, and with other organizations that include Quaker Oats, Ltd., and Rolls Royce, Ltd.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — In Austrailia, the sun shone on the Albury-Wodonga Caravan Camping 4WD Fish and Boat Show yesterday, making for a better start than last year, reports The Border Mail. The show continues today and tomorrow.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — “The use of mobile devices is growing at a tremendous rate,” said Skidmore.  “Knowing this, I paid attention to the rate of customers attempting to search our site via mobile device and saw it grow steadily throughout the past year.  Thus it became obvious to me that we should be as customer-friendly to mobile customers as we are to customers using personal computers. “

(Feb. 24, 2012) — “A lot of factors outside of it being our 50th have combined to make this an incredibly successful event,” Boyd said. “Of course everyone’s excited about our recent partnership with Keystone, but there’s a lot of interest in the new product lines we’re offering, and I think we’re starting to see dealer confidence rise as the economy starts to level out.”

(Feb. 24, 2012) — The two-weekend show at Noble RV Bargain Indoor Expo in Owatonna, Minn., offered a low-price guarantee, free drinks, food and parking, and hundreds of models to choose from. D.P. Ball Advertising handled promotion for the show, which saw sales reach double digits.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — Dealers participating in the Peoria RV SuperShow, which ran Feb. 10 to19 at the Peoria Sports Complex, are enthusiastic about both attendance and sales, show organizers said noting that traffic was up 25 percent over the previous year, and RV sales were brisk.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — Alfred Martin Maylard, who sold trailers and RVs in London, Ontario for more than 57 years at his family-run business, Trailer Mart, died on Tuesday. The London Free Press shares his inspiring story.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — Dometic Corp. opened two new warehouse operations in the Southeast; one in Chattanooga, Tenn., and one in Orlando, Fla. These additional warehouse operations will provide strengthened distribution service of its RV products.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — A WSAZ-TV report says the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hosted a public meeting at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Thursday night discussing a proposal to allow scuba diving in a 10-acre section of the 181-acre lake.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — The Visalia Times-Delta reports after nearly three months of work, a 14-man inmate crew from Mountain Home Conservation Camp in California is nearing completion of an amphitheater that will serve the main purpose of teaching campers about staying safe on the water and in the wilderness.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — The National Caravan Council confirmed that the Motorhome, Caravan & Camping Show, which took place from February 14 to 19 at the ExCel center in London, will again be held at the same venue, reports Out And About Live – Caravans News.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — With the recreational vehicle industry beginning to rebound, a new dealer plans to open on a former Dan Gamel RV Centers site in Rocklin, Calif., according to a report in the Sacramento Business Journal.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — A nonprofit organization is seeking the state’s permission to open a campground and cultural arts center at Sunrise State Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, Conn., reports Patch.com.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — The three new Route 66 RV Network dealers are Rex and Sons RVs in Wilmington, N.C.; M&M Camping Center in Trenton, Mich. (South Detroit); and Bayou Outdoor Supercenter in Bossier City, La. (Shreveport). The group now boasts nearly 140 dealership locations in 40 states.

(Feb. 24, 2012) — The Family Motor Coach Association’s 88th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase will take place June 19-22, 2013, at CAM-PLEX in Gillette, Wyo. The association’s 89th Family Reunion & Motorhome Showcase will be held March 17-20, 2014, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga.

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