RV Industry

(Sept. 12, 2013) — This week, several film crews are taping an HGTV network show focused on recreational vehicles at America’s Largest RV Show in Hershey, Pa., reports PennLive.com.

(Sept. 11, 2013) — The Board of Directors of Flexsteel Industries, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share, payable Oct. 3, 2013 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 20, 2013.

(Sept. 11, 2013) — “We are so proud that these veterans are a part of our team at EasyCare,” said Bates. “Their service to our country, and that of all veterans, is deeply appreciated, and we thank RV Pro for recognizing them.”

(Sept. 11, 2013) — “The segment we are targeting is the minivan and small SUV market,” said Boggs. “Sonic features many standards not found in the ultra-lightweight market like, interior LED lighting, convection microwave, Champaign color infused fiberglass exterior (including the roof) and CD/DVD/MP3 with Bluetooth.   I’m sure it will be a big hit at the show.”

(Sept. 11, 2013) — Josh Roan has been promoted to vice president of RV windows. Roan has worked in the RV industry for 17 years and has led several teams during his 10 years with Kinro and LCI. In his new role, Roan will lead more than 800 employees producing an average of 6,500 tempered glass windows per day at two Indiana-based facilities.

(Sept. 11, 2013) — “Our goal in our entry-level product is to make it the best looking trailer on the market in terms of floorplans and eye appeal,” said Hermon. “Nick and his team have done a fantastic job. Everyone builds a competitive stick-and tin, but the difference is in the details and the new Trail Runner is positioned to increase market share and grow sales for our dealer partners.”

(Sept. 11, 2013) — The NADA Guide Digital Tool is now loaded in all UVS website consoles and ready to use. It includes a mobile version  of the NADA Guides, which is exclusive to UVS Junction. The back end tool also includes print options.

(Sept. 11, 2013) — Citing declining caravan numbers in Europe, German manufacturer Knaus Tabbert decided to rethink camper design and created what it calls “the caravan of the future,” writes Gizmag.

(Sept. 11, 2013) — A general session panel at the 2013 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo will explore ways to manage inventory using logic, not emotion, and how to respond proactively to changes in the retail market.

(Sept. 11, 2013) — The 232RBS has an island kitchen and a spacious rear bath. A swivel entertainment center is accessible from both the living area and the front bedroom.

(Sept. 11, 2013) — Cequent Performance Products (CPP) partnered with Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to create a safe and affordable home for an area family. CPP was part of a week-long blitz to refurbish the location.

(Sept. 10, 2013) — From it’s beginning out of a small garage in 1978, Clean Seal has grown into the most trusted manufacturer of extruded rubber, trim seals, automotive hose, extruded plastic parts, and now custom springs, said Dawson. The company will be celebrating its 35th anniversary Sept. 14 at a company fun fair/picnic.

(Sept. 10, 2013) — “The Discovery brand has been a trendsetter within the Class A diesel category since 1996,” states McCrary “The new 40E floorplan combined with the many added amenities and the complete re-styling for 2014, set the stage for Fleetwood to achieve additional growth in the diesel category.”

(Sept. 10, 2013) — Keystone RV Company’s Bullet ultralite division set a company record when the Bullet dealers retailed 600 units in July.  Bullet is the first Keystone ultra lite product division to reach this milestone, the company announced today.

(Sept. 10, 2013) — Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s ensemble created a custom RV tailgating skit that will air on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight at 11:30 p.m. EST on ABC.

(Sept. 10, 2013) — Those elected for the first time include Bob Martin, CEO of Thor Industries, Inc.; Martin Street, president and CEO of Stag-Parkway, Inc.; and Dick Grymonprez, director of park model sales at Champion/Athens Park Homes. They begin serving their terms on Oct. 1.

(Sept. 10, 2013) — “Over the years, RV dealers and RVDA itself have used the Caliper Profile to hire top performers in customer service and sales,” said Ingrassia.  “Caliper provides employers with useful tools that help them develop talent and work on team-building for a more productive workforce.”

(Sept. 10, 2013) — “The Camper Packer was designed for both campsite and long-term truck camper storage,” said Torklift International General Manager Jay Taylor. “At first glance, they appear to be regular saw horses, but they aren’t. These storage stands fold up for easy storage and they are rated at 6,000 pounds per pair.”

(Sept. 10, 2013) — TriMas Corporation has announced that it is commencing an offering of 3,750,000 shares of its common stock in a public offering. The underwriters will have a 30-day option from the date of the offering to purchase up to an additional 562,500 shares.

(Sept. 10, 2013) — “Consumers continue to migrate toward trailers that can be towed by smaller vehicles,” said Hermon. “Our goal was to bring to market a line of midprofile fifth wheels that combine lightweight laminated construction with the types of amenities buyers are demanding at a price point that distinguishes ElkRidge as a value line for dealers.”


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