Day: July 9, 2015

(July 9, 2015) — “We will continue the ‘best of both worlds’ approach we started during the NTP-Stag integration as we plan the Coast Distribution combination. Due to our recent investments in capacity and training (in all functions), we feel great about the opportunity to deliver benefits for our collective stakeholders,” said Petrivelli.

(July 9, 2015) — Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation today announced the addition of David Moore as senior vice president of operations and L. Curtis Strong as vice president of product design and regulatory compliance.

(July 9, 2015) — “The MARVAC board is hopeful to achieve its goal that the new publication will be the must-have go-to publication for new customers, current RVers, and campers,” said Dodge. “We’re hoping they will find valuable information they need such as: industry information, what to purchase, and where to camp in Michigan.”

(July 9, 2015) — “Today’s unexpected increase in initial claims, marking the highest weekly reading since February, likely reflected some seasonal distortion around the Independence Day holiday,” said Nye. “The four-week moving average of 279,500 is in the upper end of the range that has prevailed during the last two months.”

(July 9, 2015) — LKQ Corp. and The Coast Distribution System Inc. today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for LKQ to acquire Coast for $5.50 per share in cash. LKQ is parent to Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. and NTP-Stag.

(July 9, 2015) — The recreational vehicle industry is growing again, and local RV dealers are no exception in West Point, Va.

(July 9, 2015) — Whitebridge Financial announces the move of the company’s headquarters to a larger office space at 1575 Corporate Woods Parkway in Uniontown, Ohio.

(July 9, 2015) — Lazydays announced that Jamie Mangold has been hired as director of finance and insurance. With nearly 12 years of RV industry and sales management experience, Mangold brings a combination of strong sales and longstanding financial industry knowledge to the Lazydays team.

(July 9, 2015) — Encore RV Park near Highway 77 in Harlingen, Tex., has reported more than a dozen break-ins since June 20. Families living in the park said they are now on alert.

(July 9, 2015) — County planners on Wednesday approved a Hualapai Mountain, Ariz., recreational vehicle park.

(July 9, 2015) — Spokane’s first and only outdoor adventure festival, Spokatopia, will give outdoor enthusiast a lot to do on Saturday July 11.

(July 9, 2015) — A potentially catastrophic situation was avoided in Kosse, Tex., after a flaming Winnebago pulled into a gas station.

(July 9, 2015) — A teepee that sits at the edge of Pamela Paquin’s backyard, available for rentals on, is often filled with the conversation of travelers passing through or those looking for a retreat.

(July 9, 2015) — A 52-year-old man admitted in Bucks County, Pa., Court to inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl last year during a camping trip.

(July 9, 2015) — Shawn Hanson said he was camping at Salmon Beach in Ucluelet, B.C., with some friends and his dog for Fourth of July weekend, when the group decided to go fishing. A cougar snatched his dog and Hanson’s adrenaline kicked in.

(July 9, 2015) — They have installed everything from ovens and kitchens to full-sized beds in the backs of camper vans. Now, a Hull, England, van conversion company said business is booming.

(July 9, 2015) — A search operation is being carried out to find a man who went missing after a camping trip near Moffat, Scotland.

(July 9, 2015) — The Pine Ridge Trail has some delightful views of the Cuyamaca Mountains and the Sweetwater River watershed as it nearly reaches the crest of the ridge at an elevation of 4573 feet.

(July 9, 2015) — In this episode of RV Industry News, Lorne Armer, KOA’s vice president of brand development, offers and update on KOA’s own rebranding initiative as well as some insight into how KOA evaluates partnership requests from other companies. Then, campground consultant Mary Arlington talks about what campground owners can do to build stronger businesses and to improve their reach through social media marketing.

(July 9, 2015) — A 6-year-old boy visiting a private campground on Carlyle Lake near Keyesport, Ill., died Saturday night in Greenville after choking on part of a marshmallow.


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