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(Sept. 1, 2015) — Ryan Elias, vice president and general manager of Triple E Recreational Vehicles/Leisure Travel Vans; and Jim Jacobs, president of Allied Recreational Group (ARG), were newly elected to three-year terms.

(Aug. 28, 2015) — RVIA has hired Mike Anderson to serve as the association’s TnT Program Technician Trainer with the responsibility of educating technicians on various RV systems.

(Aug. 28, 2015) — It wasn’t just Presidential candidates and deep–fried food on a stick garnering attention at the Iowa State Fair this summer, RV travel and camping was also a big hit with attendees, RVIA stated in a press release.

(Aug. 28, 2015) —  RVIA will honor Richard Coon for his ten years of service as the association’s president during a special celebration on Sept. 29 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga., during the Board of Director’s meeting.

(Aug. 25, 2015) — “All categories of vehicles participated in the slight decline with the exception of truck campers and Type A motorhomes where gains in shipments were restored. Seasonally adjusted, July’s total represented an annual rate of 345,000, about 5 percent less than the seven-month average so far in 2015.”

(Aug. 13, 2015) — Park model RV shipments to dealers posted a 14.3 percent increase in June compared to the same period in 2014, the RV Industry Association reported today. A total of 312 units were shipped in June compared to 273 units in June 2014.

(July 29, 2015) — RVIA has issued an invitation for companies to provide trainers to teach hands-on technical sessions at the expanded Tech Academy 2016 taking place at the National RV Trade Show being held Dec. 1 -3, 2015 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

(July 27, 2015) — Through June, RV wholesale shipments have now risen to 202,653 units, ahead of last year’s results by 5.5 percent. At a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of nearly 370,000 units, the mid-year total was the best since 2006, said Baker.

(July 16, 2015) — RVIA President Elect Frank Hugelmeyer officially joined RVIA on July 13 at the association’s headquarters in Reston, Va., to begin the transition process that will see him assume the top staff position when current RVIA President Richard Coon retires on Oct. 1.

(July 7, 2015) — Cequent has partnered with the RVIA’s Technicians in Training Program to provide a combination of classroom and hands-on towing products installation, set-up, trouble shooting, and maintenance skills training hours to technicians in the industry.

(July 1, 2015) — RVIA honored Kim Orlando, founder and editor of TravelingMom.com, with the association’s Distinguished Achievement in RV Journalism Award during a Father’s Day Camping Weekend for the site’s top mommy bloggers at the Mystic KOA Holiday in June.

(July 1, 2015) — Brad and Amy Herzog, the RVIA “Explore America Team,” are once again traveling the highways and byways of this great country to hail the virtues of RV travel, a press release from the RV Industry Association stated.

(July 1, 2015) — Go RVing and TravelingMom.com co-hosted a Father’s Day Camping Weekend from June 19 – 21 at the Mystic KOA Holiday in Mystic, Conn, for the top writers from the popular family travel website.

(July 1, 2015) — RVIA’s Nominating Committee has selected 15 candidates who will be running for eight seats on the Board of Directors during the association elections taking place in August.

(July 1, 2015) —  A lineup of four RVs was showcased on the highly-viewed FOX & Friends morning program on Sun., June 28, a press release from the RV Industry Association announced.

(July 1, 2015) — In a significant legislative victory for the RV industry, President Obama signed into law Monday legislation that retroactively renews the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program and paves the way for the RV industry to recover more than $22 million in tariffs paid on lauan wood.

(June 12, 2015) — RVIA has published two new reports to provide industry members with current data on RV wholesale shipments and the RV financing market. RVIA’s 2014 Industry Profile offers a detailed look at RV production and shipment statistics.

(June 12, 2015) — The renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) has passed the U.S. Senate with action on the fill expected soon in the House of Representatives on the trade bill that would benefit the RV industry.

(June 12, 2015) — RVIA announced that Sharonne Lee has been promoted to senior director of education, overseeing RVIA’s RV technician training and certification initiatives.

(June 10, 2015) — Jim Jacobs, of Allied Recreation Group, will fulfill the term of the company seat vacated by retiring John Draheim. David Carson, of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, will assume the company seat that had been held by retiring Bob Harbin.

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