Day: October 4, 2013

(Oct. 4, 2013) — A total of 1,106 industry representatives registered for the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, a 9 percent increase over 2012. A total of 467 dealers attended, compared to 456 in 2012, RVDA reported. Links to selected workshop PowerPoint presentations will be posted soon.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — At this point, 15 percent of Americans say the economy is in excellent or good shape, and 43 percent say it is poor. Currently, 67 percent of Americans say the economy is getting worse, the highest such percentage since Dec. 9-11, 2011, while 28 percent now say it is getting better.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — On Tuesday, Cummins Filtration announced plans to shut down operations at both the company’s north and south plants in Lake Mills by the end of 2014, reports the Albert Lea Tribune. About 80 employees are expected to lose their jobs.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — WatertownDailyTimes.com reports that 59-year-old Joseph A. Sarcone Jr., co-owner of Cedar Pines Campgrounds in Osceola, has been accused of damaging a DirecTV dish belonging to a camper.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — Francis Whitfill, manager of Wildcat Creek Campgrounds in Murray, said it was business as usual this week until Tuesday morning. That’s when his phone started ringing, and it hasn’t stopped yet, writes WPSD.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — The Port Huron Times Herald reports that a 12-year-old boy who police said helped cause more than $100,000 in damage to Marysville Car Care Center is in custody.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — On Saturday, Oct. 19, Assateague Coastal Trust will hold its 1st Annual ACToberfest Paddlemania! at Castaways RV Resort and Campground in Berlin, reports The Dispatch.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — Deliberations began Thursday in the capital murder trial of John McCluskey, an Arizona convict who authorities say escaped from prison and killed RVers Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla., reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — Area law enforcement is seeking information on a string of burglaries at campgrounds along Interstate 90 late Tuesday, Oct. 1 into early Wednesday, Oct. 2, reports the Chamberlain Oacoma Sun.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — For the second time in two weeks, the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors has tabled enforcement of a county zoning violation at Chimney Rock Campground in Bluffton, writes the Decorah Journal.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — Last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Spokane petitioned the U.S. District Court to provide more time to investigate the events that led to a National Park ranger shooting a man at the Kettle River Campground in Kettle Falls last month, writes The Spokesman Review.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — Flexsteel Industries, Inc. has announced that its operating results for the first quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013 will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, after the market closes.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — In the Findlay Automotive Group, one of the stronger elements of the company is its many longtime employees, including Dave “Soul Man” Biddle, who started with Findlay in 1968, writes the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — If you plan on camping in your recreational vehicle in a floodplain in Muskingum County next spring or summer, you will now have to pay a $50 permit fee, reports WHIZ.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — Gadget Review reports that Germany’s Dethleffs has packed a theater – or more technically speaking, a man cave with a television in it – into a camper.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — First Coast and St. Augustine RV dealers are already preparing for the inaugural St. Johns Fall RV Show, set to open next Thursday, Oct. 10, at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton, reports the Florida Times-Union.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — “On National Manufacturing Day, it is a privilege to applaud Hoosier businesses, like Drew Industries, who create thousands of jobs in the Second District, directly contributing to Elkhart County leading the nation in job growth,” said Congresswoman Jackie Walorski.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — The Lincoln Journal Star writes that 57-year-old Jim Stoddard was in his small trailer at Wagon Train Lake in Hickman when he heard the sirens shortly after 10 p.m. last night. But before he had time to get out, the trailer was in the air.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — Dr. Shrink was awarded Distributor of the Year by Shrinkfast Marketing. Dr. Shrink was given this honor not only due to its high volume sales, but also its unique approach to marketing and training, according to a company press release.

(Oct. 4, 2013) — “We have been moving in a different direction so that we are more hands on with our dealer partners when it comes to supporting our dealer partners,” said Scavo. “We are now offering an assortment of training opportunities to help RV dealers better market extended protection plans, including monthly webinars.”

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