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Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
LKQ Corp., the financial company that owns Keystone Automotive and which bought Stag-Parkway in early October, reported $1.72 billion in revenue for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30, an increase of 32.6 percent as compared to $1.3 billion in...
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
Go RVing ran its 30-second “Victory” advertisement during Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. The Go RVing “Victory” spot, which features a family using their RV at their daughters’ soccer tournament, aired with the score 3-2 in the...
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
Dexter Axle will move ahead with an expansion of its Albion, Ind.-campus after the Albion Town Council approved the company’s plans to use 11,000-square-feet of the municipality’s land to expand its parking lot to accommodate 100 to 200 more...
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
Airstream rolls out the brand’s “Live Riveted” stories feature video as a continuation of the company’s Live Riveted campaign designed to capture the spirit of the Airstream lifestyle. The video focuses on Tim Flannery, a champion baseball coach,...
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
Spartan Motors reported an increased net income of $3.2 million, or 9 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, according to a news release. In the third quarter of 2013, Spartan reported net income of $0.6 million, or 2 cents per share....
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
The Oklahoma RV Association will hold it’s state convention Nov. 16-18 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa, Okla., according to a news release. The show will include a golf tournament and a lineup of “top people in the RV industry,...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
Gulf Stream Coach concluded its four-day dealer meeting in Casa Magna Marriott Resort and Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this week. About 15 to 17 dealers attended the gather, which was originally planned for Cabo San Lucas but was relocated...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
The launch of the Society of Certified RV Professionals will include a presentation by Michael Rees of A World of Training, during a reception on Nov. 10 at the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Rees, a veteran...
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
Region One of the Florida RV Trade Association hosts its annual admission-free fall RV show at Germain Arena in Estero from Nov. 7-9, Chris Morse, president of Region One, announced Wednesday in a news release. Called the “Fall Clean-Sweep...
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
MONEY Magazine named Ally Bank the “Best Online Bank” for the fourth year in a row in the magazine’s annual “Best Banks in America” feature in the November issue, according to a news release. MONEY performs extensive analysis in developing its...
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
New York State Police responded to Bath-based Wilkins RV earlier this week to investigate break-ins to several RVs, the Hornell Evening Tribune Reports. The thieves forcibly entered several units and stole four televisions during the robbery....
Thursday, October 30, 2014RV PRO Staff
The U.S. economy grew at a healthy clip in the third quarter, but more slowly than in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real gross domestic product – the value of the production of goods...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014Jesse Sidlauskas
As the summer sales months fade in the rear view and show season picks up pace, many dealers have begun to put the most productive year since the Great Recession in the books. Despite lofty goals for the season, what roughly half of those dealers...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Skyline Corp. announced Tuesday (Oct. 28) that its recently formed special committee of the board of directors retained Western Reserve Partners LLC as its financial advisor and Ice Miller LLP as its legal advisor to assist the Special Committee in...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Ally Financial Inc. reported net income of $423 million, or 74 cents per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2014 compared to net income of $323 million, or 54 cents per diluted common share, in the previous quarter, and net income of $91...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Lance Camper reported nearly 100 percent increase in sales compared to last year at the RV Industry Association’s 62nd California RV Show at the Pomona Fairplex, according to a news release. Lance had a variety of units on display, with Galaxy...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Indiana’s national reputation as a state that works for business has received another boost. Indiana ranks eighth overall in the Tax Foundation’s 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index, up from 10th in 2014, and remains...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Dealers at the Atlantic City Fall RV Show & Sale, which takes place Friday through Sunday (Oct. 31 – Nov. 2) at the Atlantic City Convention Center in New Jersey, say that the emphasis for the 150 units on display will be bargain prices in an...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
B&W Trailer Hitches, a U.S.-based manufacturer of trailer hitches and aftermarket accessories, announced that it will introduce its new 16,000-pound Patriot rail-mounted fifth wheel slider hitch at the 2014 SEMA Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. The...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014RV PRO Staff
Applications for mortgages decreased significantly for the week ending Oct. 24, hitting their lowest since February, while the government purchase index was the lowest since August 2007, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly...