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CDC Looks to Begin Trailer Testing in October

September 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Air-quality tests are expected to begin late next month on government-issued trailers in Mississippi as federal officials probe concerns that the temporary homes for disaster victims are contaminated by higher levels of formaldehyde. The Houston Chronicle reported that scientists from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta traveled to Mississippi on Tuesday (Sept. 25) to take samples that will help them develop protocols for testing trailers for levels of formaldehyde,... Read more

General Motors, UAW Agree to Tentative Terms

September 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. agreed Wednesday (Sept. 26) to a tentative contract that ends a two-day national strike — the first against the automaker in 37 years — and puts responsibility for retirees’ health care into the union’s hands. GM and the UAW confirmed that the deal creates a GM-funded, UAW-run trust to administer retiree health care. The two sides gave no other details, but a person briefed on the contract told the Associated Press that it also would... Read more

KOA Appoints New VP of Franchisee Services

September 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) recently hired Louise Everett as vice president of franchisee services, replacing Carol Preble. Everett, most recently a regional manager for Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS), will join KOA’s home office staff in Billings, Mont., early next month, according to a news release. In her new role, Everett will oversee day-to-day operations of 440 franchised KOA campgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada. “I’m coming to KOA because the leaders of this company have... Read more

Lender Solex Partners With Advantage Credit

September 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Online lender Solex LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho, announced today (Sept. 26) at RVDA’s RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas a partnership with Advantage Credit International to provide automated credit reporting for recreational vehicle and marine loans approved through Solex’s financing and insurance software. Through the partnership with Pensacola, Fla.-based Advantage Credit, both dealers and lenders have access to complete credit reports from the three credit reporting bureaus... Read more

Actuant Reports Higher 4Q Earnings, Revenue

September 26, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Diversified manufacturer Actuant Corp. reported a 24.2% increase in fiscal fourth-quarter profits Wednesday (Sept. 26), with the company benefiting from higher sales volumes and cost-cutting actions. The Butler, Wis.-based manufacturer of motion control equipment and tools reported net income for the quarter, ended Aug. 31, of $31.4 million compared with $25.2 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue during the period grew 20% to $389.7 million from $324.6 million. For the year, Actuant reported... Read more

Forest River Debuts Berkshire Diesel Pusher

September 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Forest River Inc., Elkhart, Ind., is seeking to appeal to the first-time diesel buyer with its Berkshire Class A diesel pusher. “Or perhaps the guy who was thinking about buying a high-end gas coach,” adds Jim Johnson, West Coast sales manager, during the recent Family Motor Coach Association’s (FMCA) 78th International Convention in Redmond, Ore. The 390 QS four-slideout floorplan on display at Redmond was designed with opposing living room slideouts, an angled shower and queen-size bedroom.... Read more

NATDA Readies for First National Trade Show

September 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is hosting its first-ever trade show for trailer dealers with the NATDA 2008 Trade Show & Convention Aug. 27-29 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas. “This is the only show that offers education, products, and services geared specifically for the trailer dealers. It will quickly become the ‘must see’ event for the trailer industry,” said Andy Ackerman, president and co-founder of NATDA. “In the past,... Read more

Consumer Confidence Weakens in September

September 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. consumer confidence declined to its lowest level in nearly two years in September as a weaker job market and uncertain business conditions increased concern about the outlook, the Conference Board said Tuesday (Sept. 25). CBS MarketWatch reported that the consumer confidence index fell to 99.8 in September from a revised 105.6 in August, the research group reported. This is the lowest level since November 2005. Confidence had fallen sharply in August as a result of the financial market turmoil.... Read more

CalRVDA Confab to Examine Industry Issues

September 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

The California Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association’s (CalRVDA) 14th annual conference, “Planning for Better Execution,” and golf tournament will be held Nov. 6-7 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif. This year’s program focuses on a variety of legal, compliance and business transition issues including the New Motor Vehicle Board (NMVBB). Bill Brennan, NMVB executive director, will discuss the bureau’s impact on the RV industry through recent cases. The... Read more

Airstream Develops New Site, Retro Brochure

September 25, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

Airstream Inc. has redesigned its website, www.airstream.com, along with a corresponding print and online campaign that revives the “Airstream Story” brochure format used by the company in the 1960’s. The new site and literature, developed by Nevada City, Calif.-based Velocity7 Communications, showcases Airstream’s 2008 product line. “Airstream Story” is a 30-plus-page brochure that details the evolution of America’s iconic travel trailer and doubles as a coffee table booklet. “It... Read more

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