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Friday, August 29, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
Torklift, a Sumner, Wash.-based company, raised the minimum starting wage of its employees to $15 per hour, effective the first week of September, the company announced Friday. Jay Taylor, the company’s general manager, said the move comes...
Trailers on a lot
Friday, August 29, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
The transport driver shortage, which left 20,0000-30,000 RVs stranded in Elkhart, Ind., earlier this year, and caused the RV Industry Association to start the Transport Driver Coalition, is alleviated for now, according to some in the transport...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
The September issue of RV PRO is now available online. Here are some of this month's highlights: • Elkhart Open House Week Extravaganza   Unveilings • Countertops: Solid-Surface Products   Make a Splash...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Today is the final day to vote for the RV Industry Association board elections. Thirteen candidates vie for seven seats. Seven candidates are up for four manufacturing spots, and four others are competing for three board supplier positions. Two...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
There is still time for dealers to register for the 2014 North American Trailer Dealers Association show in St. Louis, but all of the hotel rooms reserved for the show at the Grand Hotel and at two other hotels have been sold out. The show will...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Cequent Performance Products recently was featured on the Woodward Dream Cruise, a 22-by-10-foot mobile billboard, showcasing its Draw-Tite and Reese brands. The billboard traveled in a loop from Ferndale, Mich., to Pontiac...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Dr. Shrink was named to the annual Inc. 500, Top 5,000 list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. based on data from the last three years. “We’ve made the cut four years in a row and we’re still as excited and appreciative...
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Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Skyline Corp. recently reported that net sales for its Skyline RV segment declined significantly in the fourth quarter compared to the same period in 2013 as well as for the fiscal year as a whole. Net sales were $14 million in fiscal 2014’s...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Trico Products released its 2014-15 Heavy Duty Application Guide recently, according to a press release. The 92-page guide is organized by product line, vehicle year, make and model and provides details on all Trico products...
MARVAC
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Michigan Association of RVs and Campgrounds announced there is limited dealer space left for the 2014 Detroit Camper & RV Show on Oct. 1-5. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Darren Ing (ding@mmhrvca.org) or Brandy Nelson...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Sports Illustrated and Go RVing have teamed up for the second consecutive year to produce a 10-city tour of college campuses and stadiums in celebration of tailgating and RVing. The Sports Illustrated College Football Tailgate Tour presented by...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business reported it sees positive trends in the Canadian RV and motorsports industries through the first half of the year, though the marine industry is experiencing a slight slowdown after last...
Friday, August 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s index on consumer sentiment was 82.5, up...
Thursday, August 28, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
If the early numbers are any indicator, America’s Largest RV Show, hosted by the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association in Hershey, Pa., may live up to its name this year when the hybrid show kicks off Sept. 8-9 with Industry Days and closes with a...
Thursday, August 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
NTP Distribution will be returning to the “scene of success” when the Expo makes its reappearance at the Venetian Resort and Sands Convention Center in February 2015. “The 2014 NTP Expo at the Venetian was a home run by all accounts,”...
Curt Leg
Thursday, August 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
Curt Mfg. has developed OEM-compatible fifth wheel legs made specifically to fit Dodge Ram 2013-14 truck beds that contain the towing prep package, Curt announced in a news release. The 2013-14 models, Ram created a towing prep package, designed...
Thursday, August 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
McGeorge’s Rolling Hills RV unveiled its new facility in Ashland, Va., more than doubling the size of the showroom and sales and service departments along with the product lot, according a news release Wednesday. McGeorge’s began in 1973 as...
Thursday, August 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
Camping World and Good Sam announced that the Atlanta (Newnan area), Greensboro, N.C. and Erie, Pa., markets have been selected for future expansion and development of RV SuperCenters in 2015. Additionally, the company continues to actively pursue...
I-GO
Thursday, August 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
The new front end is designed to improve towing combined with the camper’s 8-foot width, making the unit aerodynamic, according to the release.  On the inside, EverGreen offers eight I-GO floorplans, including bunkhouse models that...
Conntek
Thursday, August 28, 2014RV PRO Staff
Conntek announced its new Plug’n’Glow string light cord and light combo. The extension cord and light combo features three lights and allows users to quickly change from lights to outlets for plugging in other tools or appliances. This three-light...