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Solar Blaster
Thursday, July 24, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
About six months ago, Stoett Industries’ owner Jack Stover decided to expand his company’s product line. As a result, the Hicksville, Ohio-based manufacturer of retractable screens and shower doors for homes and RVs bought the Solar Blaster vent...
Lami-Plast
Thursday, July 24, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
The fire that leveled the Lami-Plast factory in Elkhart, Ind., in February smoldered and burned for three days, but Lami-Plast, a plastic and fiberglass manufacturer for RVs, was out of business only a day, according to company president Russ...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Dometic has added two RV OEM sales account managers operating out of its RV headquarters in Elkhart, Ind. Brent Clark Brent Clark has 15 years’ experience in the RV supplier field, most recently as vice president of sales...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
For the third consecutive year, Cummins Inc. was one of only two industrials recognized by Gartner Inc. as a top 25 supply chain company in its annual survey. The survey was released by Gartner during its recent Supply Chain...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Quality Hardwood Sales LLC, a manufacturer of wood products for the RV industry, announced plans Wednesday (July 23) to expand its operations, creating up to 25 new jobs by 2016.  The company plans to expand and equip its facility in...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Cequent Performance Products recently donated a supply of provisions to the Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is a place where members of the military, their families, and veterans can relax during their travels. Charlotte Tripp and...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Lazydays RV’s location in Sefner, Fla., will be the set of a new Travel Channel show airing Sunday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The show, called “Big Time RV,” pulls back the curtain as shoppers explore motorhomes and RVs on the...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Euramax Holdings Inc. a Georgia-based manufacturer of doors, sidings and windows for RVs, added Noel Gayle as its vice president, chief information officer Tuesday, according to the company’s news release. Noel...
Thursday, July 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Sales of new single-family houses in June fell dramatically, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000, according to...
Lawsuit
Wednesday, July 23, 2014Travis O. Pryor
Though California Proposition 65 is 27 years old, many businesses – including the RV industry – report they are finding it increasingly difficult to meet the demands of the measure. Products that include plastic or products with chemicals added...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014Travis O. Pryor
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, passed in 1986, was intended to give California residents the ability to know if they were being exposed to a list of chemicals “known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm,”...
Roadtrek
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc., an Ontario, Canada-based manufacturer of Class B motorhomes, has unveiled a new logo and company tagline. The red and grey logo and company name sits atop the tagline, “Your destination awaits,” according to...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Ashton Shropshire, a college sophomore who has worked during the summer at Dandy RV Superstore in Anniston, Ala., since 2011, is the recipient of the Mike Molino RV Learning Center scholarship for academic year 2014-15. Ashton...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Florida RV Trade Association board of directors, at its July meeting, added eight students to the FRVTA Scholarship, bringing the total number of students supported by the program to 26 full-time and four part-time. “Every year we get a...
Forest River
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Goshen, Ind., Board of Works and Safety members Monday voted to allow Forest River Inc. to deviate from the city’s standards by not paving the employee parking areas at the Century Drive Industrial Park. Instead, Forest River will be allowed to...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Few products say “American” more than the otherworldly curves of the silver Airstream trailer. Since the first one left the factory in the 1930s, it’s become part of the country’s design pantheon, along with the Coca-Cola bottle, Converse sneakers,...
Lindbergh travel trailer
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
The personal travel trailer of the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh will be up for auction this August in Carmel, Calif. The shiny, aluminum-encased trailer was designed and built in 1939 by an engineer of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
New construction starts in June advanced 6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $549.7 billion, the highest level so far in 2014, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Nonresidential building...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Economic growth during the second half of 2014 likely won’t be strong enough to offset the weak activity from the first two quarters of the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. The economy experienced the worst...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
For the first time since before the Great Recession, new-vehicle sales hit an annualized rate of nearly 17 million at the mid-year mark, according to Cars.com. Despite extreme weather conditions, which weakened consumer demand at the start of the...