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Friday, September 19, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
Dutchmen will drop the “Northern” from its 2015 line of Denali Northern Lite towables after legal counsel for Kelowna, B.C., Canada-based Northern Lite issued a letter to Dutchmen demanding it cease using the company’s trademark name. Dutchmen...
Friday, September 19, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
Poste Aluminum President and CEO Kevin Robinson admits his company was hit as hard as any by the recession, but the company’s rebound has been just as fast. Postle completed a $10-million expansion project in April, and broke ground on an $8...
Lance
Friday, September 19, 2014RV PRO Staff
Lance will be displaying examples of its complete product line at this year’s Sand Sports Super Show, which runs Sept. 19 – 21 at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. “This show is the unofficial kick-off to the...
Pacifica
Friday, September 19, 2014RV PRO Staff
Pacific Coachworks completed its 2015 fifth wheel Pacifica, according to a company news release. The high-end fifth wheel features an entertainment center with a 50-inch TV, a pair of slideouts and a residential style kitchen with overhead...
Fleetwood RV
Friday, September 19, 2014RV PRO Staff
Fleetwood RV reintroduced its new Class A gas product, the Flair, Thursday (Sept. 18) at its Open House Event in Elkhart, Ind. The Flair was last seen in the marketplace in 2007 but has now been reintroduced as a crossover style Class A in 26-28...
Friday, September 19, 2014RV PRO Staff
Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann announced this month the promotion of five key employees. Aaron Rabbass will be the company’s vice president, elected to the position in addition to his current position as...
Pacific Coachworks
Friday, September 19, 2014RV PRO Staff
Pacific Coachwords will display its 2015 Sandsport and Rage’n toy haulers at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series this weekend (Sept. 19-20) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, according to a news release. “The Lucas Oil Off-Road...
Friday, September 19, 2014RV PRO Staff
A few attendees testified to the amount of deals that were brokered this week at the Elkhart Open House Extravaganza in a story from the Elkhart Truth. Some of those attendees even opined that the Extravaganza has begun to steal the thunder of the...
Friday, September 19, 2014RV PRO Staff
Ally Bank was named “Best Bank Website” in the Web Marketing Association's WebAward 2014 competition for the recent makeover of its deposit product pages on www.ally.com, according to a company news release. The product pages serve as a...
RVIA
Thursday, September 18, 2014Travis O. Pryor
ELKHART, Ind. – Doug Gaeddert was the right guy in the right spot when Forest River CEO Pete Liegel decided he wanted his company to become more involved in the RV Industry Association’s leadership. Gaeddert, a Forest River general manager, not...
Thursday, September 18, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
The RVIA will host a free track of education seminars at this year’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. The track includes seven sessions, spanning two days, Dec. 3-4. It’s the first year the RVIA will offer such broad training...
Thursday, September 18, 2014RV PRO Staff
Postle Aluminum began construction of a new extrusion plant in Cassopolis, Mich. located on four acres adjacent to the existing campus. According to the news release, the project is expected to cost $8 million, and add 40 new jobs to the existing...
Thursday, September 18, 2014RV PRO Staff
Airzona officials recently arrested a man suspected of stealing at least four camper trailers from Liberty Lake, Wash.-based Freedom RV this summer, according to a report by the Spokane Spokesman-Review. George Foushi faces charges of possession...
Thursday, September 18, 2014RV PRO Staff
Thieves in North Fort Myers, Fla. stole more than $4,000 worth of extension cables from RV Kountry, according to a winknews.com, a CBS affiliate. According to the report, a company employee said that sometime after noon, the suspects entered the...
Thibert
Thursday, September 18, 2014RV PRO Staff
Rapid growth at Enterprise Robert Thibert has led the company to appoint a new operations management team for Western Canada, according to a news release. The team will consist of Patrice Lacroix, vice president of operations; Leonardo Iacono,...
Waste Master
Thursday, September 18, 2014RV PRO Staff
Lippert Components purchased intellectual property from Drain Master and will now manufacture and sell the Waste Master All-in-One Sewer Management System. LCI has showcased the Waste Master system this week on Forest River RV...
Thursday, September 18, 2014RV PRO Staff
Former Starcraft Vice President Walter Dale Gildner, 83, of Elkhart, died Wednesday at Greenleaf Health Campus after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, the Elkhart Truth reports. Walter was born in Elkhart on Dec. 18, 1930, and in February 1955,...
Thursday, September 18, 2014RV PRO Staff
The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently released another indicator that marine sales may be catching up to RV industry numbers. The association reports that U.S. outboard engine wholesale boat shipments were up 6.5 percent, year-...
Arrow
Wednesday, September 17, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
Arrow Distributing has agreed to the bulk acquisition of Southern California Distributors, Southern California Distributors owner David Seitel confirmed in a recent interview. The companies issued a bulk-sale notice, dated Sept. 4, and the...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to issue a rule Thursday that will define which non-bank lenders, such as captive finance companies, should be considered “larger participants” and subject to the bureau’s regulations, according...