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Spartan to Consolidate Ambulance Plants

May 28, 2003 by · Leave a Comment 

Spartan Motors Inc. will close its ambulance assembly plant in St. Paul, Minn., so it can consolidate its Road Rescue ambulance operations in Marion, S.C. Spartan’s diesel-pusher assembly operations in Charlotte, Mich., will be unaffected by the Road Rescue consolidation. Combining ambulance production in South Carolina will make the Road Rescue-brand more cost-competitive, said John Sztykiel, Spartan’s president and CEO. Spartan has a 1-year-old, 106,000-square-foot factory in Marion, S.C.,... Read more

Gulf Stream Gets Ind. Training Grant

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Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will get a $239,000 grant from the state of Indiana so the company can upgrade the training of current employees and train new workers. The Nappanee, Ind. firm will use the state money to support its “Gulf Stream University” program, which, in addition to providing training in plumbing, electrical, roofing and framing, also gives employees the opportunity to earn two-year or four-year college degrees, said Brian Shea, president of Gulf Stream’s motorhome operations. The... Read more

Ariz. Dealers in Tiff Over Outdoor Ads

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Mesa, Ariz., dealers Beaudry RV and Earnhardt RV compete against each other in a variety of ways by virtue of the fact they are located across the street from each other. But local zoning code officials recently intervened, resulting in Earnhardt removing its symbolic “No Bull” statue and Beaudry removing a 31-foot, American flag-drapped RV from atop an 8-foot-high platform in front of its sales lot, according to The Arizona Republic newspaper. Beaudry removed the flag-drapped RV from the platform... Read more

Columbus, Ga., Wants an RV Park

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City officials in Columbus, Ga., a community southwest of Atlanta along the Alabama border, may agree to develop an RV park as a means of attracting tourism dollars to the community, according to WTVM-TV in Columbus. At least the staff of the Columbus Convention & Visitor’s Bureau wants the city to build an RV campground to bring more Baby Boomer RVers to the city, the TV station reported. Columbus also is located along the Chattahoochee River, and there are Convention & Visitor’s Bureau... Read more

Workhorse Expands Service Network

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Workhorse Custom Chassis has expanded its service network, including its service parts operation, to support its expanding market share, according to the Highland Park, Ill. company. Workhorse has upgraded the capabilities of its parts department over the past year with the acquisition of a new parts distribution operation. The company used the acquisition to replace the previous third-party vendor with an in-house operation. “This has given us the capability to quickly respond to customer needs,... Read more

Truck Cap Sales Flat in ‘02

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Truck-cap sales were essentially flat in 2002, which might be a sign that the three-year decline is over, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Truck-cap sales totaled 285,434 units during 2002, a 0.7% decline from the 287,479 units sold during 2001, SEMA reports, citing Truck Cap & Accessory Alliance (TCAA) data. Fiberglass caps accounted for 90% of all truck caps sold last year, or 255,740 units, according to SEMA. Aluminum caps accounted for 29,694 units sold last... Read more

RV Workers Paid Well, Treated Fairly

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A Wakarusa, Ind., couple worked over 30 years each for Holiday Rambler/Monaco Coach Corp. because they received good pay and benefits, were treated fairly and took pride in their work, they told the Elkhart (Ind.) Truth. That is why Kathy and Ron Berkey stayed with the company despite the uncertainty associated with ownership changes, the Truth reported. Ron Berkey, 70, retired from Monaco two years ago after 32 years, most recently in quality control at Monaco towables plants. Meanwhile, Kathy Berkey,... Read more

Dave Humphreys on Sunday “Today Show”

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Here is a transcript of the interview involving Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Dave Humphreys and Lester Holt, co-host of NBC’s “Today Show,” that was broadcast on Sunday (May 25): Holt: If you’re looking to drive on your vacation this summer, how about RV-ing it? RVs are a hot item right now, whether you’re looking to rent or own, they provide unparalleled comfort on the road. David Humphreys is the president of the Recreation Vehicle Association. David, good... Read more

Dave Humphreys on Sunday “Today Show”

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Here is a transcript of the interview involving Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Dave Humphreys and Lester Holt, co-host of NBC’s “Today Show,” that was broadcast on Sunday (May 25): Holt: If you’re looking to drive on your vacation this summer, how about RV-ing it? RVs are a hot item right now, whether you’re looking to rent or own, they provide unparalleled comfort on the road. David Humphreys is the president of the Recreation Vehicle Association. David, good... Read more

2,000th RV Service Tech. Certified

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The RV industry’s work to create a national network of professional, qualified RV service personnel recently passed a milestone when the 2,000th service technician was certified through the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association/Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Certified RV Technician Program. “Through their outstanding performance on the certification exam, certified RV technicians have demonstrated that they are truly professionals in their field,” said RVDA/RVIA Certification Governing... Read more

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