(Sept. 22, 2017) — Episode 152 begins with a brief synopsis of the Elkhart Dealer Open House, which took place this week. This week’s guest is Bob Martin, the CEO for Thor Industries. He describes how giving the individual companies the authority make decisions on their own works to help move Thor Industries forward faster than it could do if the firm had centralized decision making. He talks a bit about the Jayco acquisition and what it means for the company as well as how the hurricanes and increasing demand for product make it challenging for manufacturers and suppliers to keep up the pace.
Day: September 22, 2017
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Anticipation for the launch of the largest RV show in the west is mounting. With just 15 days to go until October 6, preparations for the 10-day celebration of the RV lifestyle, featuring more than 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space, are proceeding at full speed.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer and the Government Affairs Leadership Team of Craig Kirby and Jay Landers met with Vice President Pence’s Deputy Director of Domestic Policy Stephen Pinkos.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — When the image of Winnebago’s new Revel RV first appeared on my computer screen, I was intrigued. In fact, my initial thought was, “What in the heck is this thing?”
(Sept. 22, 2017) — In yesterday’s blog we did some time traveling as I told you about some of the things we did while we were in Alabama visiting my son Travis and his wife Geli.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Deciding to live as RV nomads is relatively easy. But winnowing your stuff down and knowing what not to pack for full-time RVing is the hardest step of the journey.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Valley Screen, a large format graphics business that provides state of the art digital graphics and design work to the RV, trailer and marine industries, is marking its 50th anniversary.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — A commitment to collaboration and creativity has garnered national recognition, as well as an award, for Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — The aftermath of Hurricane Irma is still having an effect on life in the Tampa Bay area. Three state parks in Hillsborough County remain closed along with five in Manatee County.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Thursday, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s law enforcement officers and first responders will be able to enjoy license-free freshwater and saltwater fishing through June 30.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Two southern Colorado state parks allowed dogs on their trails on a temporary basis this summer.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — The Board of Public Works today unanimously approved the Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquisition of 2,009 acres in Western Maryland for the development of a new state park.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — We concede that our first campsite in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest had more amenities, including an adjoining hiking trail and aging outhouse whose roof and door long ago rotted away.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Back by popular demand, Martin has 40 years of sales, management and training experience and has been a featured speaker at 35 conventions in seven countries.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Peace River Campground is a muddy mess. Pretty much everyone’s homes and belongings there are ruined.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — Some locations that will experience flooding include, Cooper Landing, Primrose Campground, Skilak Lake and Kenai Lake.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — The so-called Winter Valley Fire has forced people camping near Dinosaur National Monument to evacuate the campground.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — According to Parks Canada interpreter officer Ashley Moffat, the Thanksgiving event has been held for more than a dozen years.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — If you own a pre-1992 VW camper, pre-1980 vintage trailer or any year Teardrop trailer, you’re invited to a 60-year anniversary celebration of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park’s opening.
(Sept. 22, 2017) — The parents of a young girl killed by a fallen oak tree at a Kirkwood campground this past April have consequently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the campground and its owners.