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Coast Montreal
Friday, October 24, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
Coast Distribution wrapped up its two-day Canadian buyers show Thursday (Oct. 23) in Montreal, Canada. About 125 dealers and 67 exhibiting vendors attended the show, which took place at a mall conjoined to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal....
Friday, October 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Villa International, based in Cerritos, Calif., will open an RV furniture factory in northeast Mississippi, with plans to hire 75 employees over five years, the Franklin, Ind.-based Daily Journal reports. The company makes...
Friday, October 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Outdoor recreation leaders report good sales and activities for 2014 and expectations of still stronger activity in 2015, according to a new report from the American Recreation Coalition, Outdoor Recreation Outlook 2015. Americans spend more than...
Aqua-Hot
Friday, October 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Aqua-Hot is celebrating its 30th anniversary as it expands into the travel trailer market with a heater. Aqua-Hot's RV line of hydronic heaters provides quiet, odorless, moist, even heating with a consistent interior temperature from floor to...
Friday, October 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
A fire at a fiberglass factory early Thursday morning razed the Better Way Products’ factory on the 70000 block of County Road 23 in New Paris, Ind., WNDU reports. Firefighters responded at around 2 a.m. and believe the fire started in the front...
Friday, October 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
The U.S. housing market continued to grow in September, according to estimates released Friday (Oct. 24) by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sales of new single-family houses in September were at a...
Friday, October 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Sys2K will sponsor lunch at the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10-14 at Bally’s at Las Vegas, according to a news release. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Sys2K,...
Friday, October 24, 2014RV PRO Staff
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Ally Bank “Best Online Bank” in the magazine’s annual “Best List” in its upcoming December issue. Each year, Kiplinger’s chooses the top products and services in categories such as stocks, credit...
Project 2000 bed lift
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Lippert Components reached an agreement with European RV supplier Project 2000 SRL, providing LCI the rights to distribute and sell products of Project 2000 to the North American market. Project 2000 bed lift. (Photo courtesy Lippert Components...
Great West Legend
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
In an effort to avoid high import tariffs and make the Mercedes Sprinter more competitive in the North American market, Daimler will build Mercedes Sprinter vans in North America by shifting some production from Germany, according to a news release...
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Four RV Industry Association technical subcommittees met Oct. 6 in Fort Meyers, Fla., to address a number of RV standards-related topics, RVIA Today reports. The subcommittees, heating, electrical, plumbing and fire & life safety, began work...
Bill Stout
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
EverGreen RV Customer Service and Parts Center has added RV warranty veteran Bill Stout to the team, according to a news release issued Thursday. Stout will lead the Warranty Tech and Care department of the new Customer Service and Parts Center by...
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. today announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of two business expansion projects that are expected to generate $11.8 million in investments and add up to 202 new jobs in Southeast Michigan...
CURT leg
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
CURT Mfg. has developed OEM compatible fifth wheel legs made specifically to fit Ford truck beds that contain the towing prep package, according to a news release. With Ford’s add-on towing prep package, designed to make fifth wheel and...
RVIA logo
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
The RV Industry Association has scheduled its 2015 annual meeting for March 10-11 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Fla. Meeting attendees will discuss association activities, attend informative seminars, and network with business colleagues. The...
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Western RV Country was among the Consumer Choice Award winners for 2015 Top Service Providers in Northern Alberta, Canada. Western RV Country is located in Leduc, just south of Edmonton. “We would like to extend...
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
On the brink of a new season, the National Basketball Association replaced its RV brand campaign for NBA on ESPN. The former ads, which featured an interactive map and video clips of NBA players behind the wheel of a motorhome in cities across the...
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Sys2K will host a series of interactive executive webinars crafted to help dealerships run more efficiently, according to a recent news release. The 2014 series will be held on Thursday (Oct. 23) and seminars will feature...
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Conference Board says its latest Leading Economic Index indicates continued expansion of the U.S. economy for the remainder of 2014. The index for the U.S. increased 0.8 percent in September to 104.4, following no change in August, and a 1.1...
Thursday, October 23, 2014RV PRO Staff
Though the number of people filing initial unemployment claims increased slightly in the week ending Oct. 18, the four-week average of initial claims fell to its lowest level since 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The number of...