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Friday, August 22, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
Northern Lite plans to be back in production around mid-November after a February fire burned its 20,000 square-foot facility to the ground, bringing the manufacturer of truck campers to a standstill. At the time of the fire, the economy was...
Jerri Hu
Friday, August 22, 2014RV PRO Staff
Aqua-Hot Heating Systems has expanded its marketing department, adding Jerri Hu as business and marketing analyst, the company announced in a news release Friday. “It is unusual for a company of our size to have this capability,” said...
Atwood
Friday, August 22, 2014RV PRO Staff
Atwood Mobile Products is spicing up its opening night Open House event, offering attendees a chance to win a four-night Caribbean cruise. The event takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Atwood Mobile Products, 1120 North Main St...
Friday, August 22, 2014RV PRO Staff
Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association will be hosting an RV electrical services course that begins Sept. 1. The course, which is online, includes hands-on assignments, quizzes and chat with the instructor...
Lance
Friday, August 22, 2014RV PRO Staff
Lance Camper has launched a new retail product app, designed for all Windows 8 based devices. “The app is designed to provide the retail salesperson and Lance customers, no matter where they are, the latest information on Lance Camper Mfg....
Highland Ridge
Friday, August 22, 2014RV PRO Staff
As part of the charity drive sweeping social media, Bill Flint, general manager at Highland Ridge RV took the ice bucket challenge, in which participants dump a bucket of ice water on their head to raise awareness of ALS. Putting his own twist on...
Friday, August 22, 2014RV PRO Staff
U.S. labor markets remain hampered by the effects of the Great Recession and the Federal Reserve should move cautiously in determining when interest rates should rise, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday in a defense of her policy approach. In a...
Friday, August 22, 2014RV PRO Staff
Workamper News Inc. in partnership with the Mobile RV Academy is producing 14 training events over fall 2014 and into the spring of 2015. Each course will be a live five-day course with hands-on training. Upcoming training weeks and locations are...
Friday, August 22, 2014RV PRO Staff
July sales of boats didn’t measure up to those in 2013, but builders and dealers achieved moderate gains. Data from Statistical Surveys Inc. indicates sales in the main powerboat segments rose 3 percent, or 363 boats, to 12,450, and they climbed 8...
Legend
Thursday, August 21, 2014Travis O. Pryor
Great West Van had plans for a bit of a southern migration of its Class B motorhome business by the end of this year. But one extremely cold Canadian winter and a broken water main has the Winnipeg-based manufacturer targeting a full move of its...
Thursday, August 21, 2014Travis O. Pryor
The former president of distributor BR Wholesale RV & Marine has pleaded guilty to felony embezzlement of more than $100,000. Sentencing for James LeBelle is scheduled Sept. 26 in Calhoun County, Mich., Circuit Court. This is not the first...
Cruiser RV
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
Cruiser RV welcomed two new regional sales managers, Chadd Johnson and Dwayne Kazmierczak. Dwayne Kazmierczak Johnson will oversee the Cruiser’s Radiance, ViewFinder and Enterra brands in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. He...
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
The National Park Foundation announced a partnership with Go RVing on Thursday for the 2014 American Latino Expedition to Grand Teton National Park. Go RVing will provide two RVs to transport the 2014 participants to and from...
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
The executive team from NextGear Capital recently took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise donations for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). NextGear also pledged $5,000 to the ALS Foundation. The challenge, which has been popular on the...
Expo logo
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Dealers International Convention/Expo has announced a full track dedicated to educating RV rental operators on the legal and regulatory obstacles facing those businesses, the RVDA announced Thursday. According to the release, legal expert...
Test bed
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
Ultra-Fab’s electric tongue jacks have outperformed five competitors in an independent lab tests carried out by Progressive Engineering for Ultra-Fab, the company said. “We want consumers to know that when they purchase...
Doug Lipp
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
Keynote speaker Doug Lipp will be signing books at GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance booth following Lipp’s opening general session presentation at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Doors to the expo open...
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
Jeff Tryka, Thor Industries director of investor relations, will present at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago on Wednesday (Aug. 27), the company announced in a press release Wednesday. The management...
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
RV rentals are heating up in parts of the U.S. preceding the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, Reno’s KVTN news reports. Bill Burko with Western Skies RV told KVTN the event is a good boost for business as the season winds...
Thursday, August 21, 2014RV PRO Staff
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that initial claims for unemployment decreased slightly in the week ending Aug. 16. Initial claims were 298,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week. The four-week moving average was 300,750, an...