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(Oct. 17, 2013) — “We have three new brands, total of 10 brands for the company this year,” Boessler explained. “Reaction from our dealers has been very positive. A lot of the components we added have been driven from input from our customers.”

(Oct. 17, 2013) — The amount of trouble one person can cause really depends on that person’s contact with others. If you hired a jerk who enters data all day but doesn’t talk to anyone, it’s probably not going to matter much. However, a jerk in a position of authority or in a job that involves a lot of collaboration is bad news.

(Oct. 17, 2013) — “Customers who pay cash for their RV face the same ownership perils of those who finance their purchase,” said Scavo. “Cash deals come with the territory. During this presentation, we will reveal tips, tactics and techniques that will enhance your ability to maximize the back-end profit potential often overlooked on cash deals.”

(Oct. 17, 2013) — Slower job creation and fewer vacancies due to older generations’ postponing retirement have contributed to a tough environment for young job seekers, 20 percent of whom are now out of the workforce, according to Gallup.

(Oct. 17, 2013) — A salesperson can shoot a video walkthrough of a unit using a smartphone and, while shooting the video, address the prospect by name or even reference a topic or features the salesperson and customer were speaking about earlier. This will allow customers to know that the salesperson took the time to create the video just for them, said Cellucci.

(Oct. 17, 2013) — Former Chatham Navistar workers have scored a small victory in their fight to resolve pension issues with the company, writes the Chatham Daily News.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — Justin Couts has joined Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. as regional sales manager for Aerolite travel trailers. In this capacity, his responsibilities include working with existing Aerolite dealers and growing the brand with new business on the west coast.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — “We are deeply concerned that further delay ending the government shutdown will push the next crisis right on top of the holiday retail season,” said Bailey. “The nation does not need another obstacle to the ongoing economic recovery.”

(Oct. 16, 2013) — “John comes to us with over 14 years of experience in the RV industry and has positive relationships with many RV dealers. We’re especially excited to have him involved in launching our brand new 2014 Kodiak products,” said Thwaits.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — Northeast Florida RV dealers were pleasantly surprised by the steady stream of visitors they attracted for their first fall RV show at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton, Fla., last week. According to representatives from the Florida RV Trade Association, the event was a success – attracting more than 2,000 people to the venue over its four-day run.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — Both components of the Standard of Living Index have soured since mid-September; however, the decline in Americans’ outlook for their standard of living has been steeper, dropping nine points, compared with a six-point drop for current satisfaction, according to Gallup.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — Spartan Motors, Inc. will announce its third quarter 2013 results prior to the market opening on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The Company will also host a webcast of its conference call on the same day at 10 a.m. ET.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — Brian Hyde was appointed general manager for the Bullet, Outback and Raptor lines while Bren Lauck becomes general manager for the Alpine/Avalanche, Laredo and Passport lines.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — The Board of Directors of Cummins Inc. has declared a quarterly common stock cash dividend of 62.5 cents per share, payable on Dec. 2, 2013 to shareholders of record on Nov. 21, 2013.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — “Here, the student studies the properties of propane as well as the types of containers used in the RV industry. Proper procedures for purging, storing and using LP, including the importance of regulation are presented and performed on paper as well as during many hands-on assignments,” said Leach.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — On Tuesday, Flexsteel Industries, Inc. reported net sales of $104.3 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2013, an increase of 14 percent from the prior year quarter. Net income was $3.8 million or $0.51 per share compared to $2.9 million or $0.40 per share for the prior year quarter.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — “We credit this accomplishment to our incredible work force and the pride and care they take in building our products, leading product designs and our dealer body comprised of the ‘who’s who’ of the finest dealers in the business,” said Clark.

(Oct. 16, 2013) — “We have a lot of new product. We have been focusing on product, product, product — that’s our mantra this year,” said Reece. “We have tried to step it up a little bit and I think we have done a great job on both the interior and exterior designs, and the floorplans.”

(Oct. 16, 2013) — These 18 brands/manufacturers received at least 15 dealer responses and scored 80 percent or above in overall dealer satisfaction in the association’s 20th Annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) survey.

(Oct. 15, 2013) — Northcutt’s new position will begin Nov. 1. He will assume the responsibilities previously held by Ken Streff in the RV division. Streff will remain the vice president of sales and marketing for Demco’s agriculture, trailer components and rental divisions.


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