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Electric Motors Corp. to Unveil EMC Flash Sept. 5

August 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Electric Motors Corp. is sponsoring  “Green Jobs for America: An Entertainment and Education Exposition” Sept. 5 at its facility in Wakarusa, Ind. The company will provide a sneak peak of the EMC Flash — the first ever American-made electric light duty pick-up truck. EMC and its like-minded business partners want to inspire and educate the communities of Northern Indiana on the benefits of emerging “green” technologies and the jobs being created as a result, according... Read more

Lexington Corporation creates Sleeper Sofa with Style and Function

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The experienced designers at Lexington Corporation blend form and function, along with style and comfort, to produce a quality sleeper sofa. The new sofa, with a superior sleeping experience, provides many desired features suitable for installation in a recreational vehicle. Beyond the quality, custom design, this state-of-the-art sofa includes valuable storage under the sofa, weight savings of over 50 pounds when compared to traditional sleeper sofas and an adjustable comfort controlled air mattress... Read more

RVIA Clarifies Its Position on CARB Enforcement

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Standards Department has issued the following clarification of the association’s position on the use of California Air Resource Board (CARB) certified wood in response to recent questions about whether the association plans to alter its enforcement position, according to RVIA Today Express. The increased production of RVs over the past 60 days has spurred a concern among some RVIA members that there could be a shortage of  CARB-certified... Read more

Northwest RV Show Set for British Columbia Venue

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The 13th annual 2009 Snowbird RV Show & Sale is coming to the Tradex in Abbotsford, British Columbia, from Sept. 24 to 27 and is bringing the latest in recreation vehicles, accessories, gadgets and travel destinations, according to the Abbotsford Times. There will be over 180,000 square feet for display space at the Tradex, located beside the Abbotsford International Airport. This event is offering everyone from avid, full- and long-time RVers to families interested on taking recreational trips... Read more

Virginia Candidates Stump in Class A Motorhomes

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This summer, both the Republican and Democratic candidates in the hotly contested race for governor of Virginia embarked on RV tours of the state, employing motorhomes to reach as many towns — and voters — as possible before the election in November, according to RVIA Today Express.  The Deeds RV Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds kicked off his month-long “Deeds Country” tour of Virginia’s rural regions in early August, saying “I need to get as many votes as... Read more

Denver RV Dealer Sees 22% Sales Uptick in August

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Robbie Wilson can tell you the exact month he first noticed a recession was underway. The sales manager at Nolan’s RV Center Inc. on North Federal Boulevard in Denver told KUSA-TV, Denver, “In August of 2008. It was just like we forgot to open the gate on Federal. No one was coming in, nobody was buying anything.” He can also tell you the exact month things started to turn around. “It started in May,” he said. Of course, the RV business tends to be seasonal in nature.... Read more

Indiana University Hall Named in Tom Raper’s Honor

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  Tom Raper Hall in Richmond, Ind. Indiana University East Chancellor Nasser Paydar announced today (Aug. 27) the naming of IU East’s Middlefork Hall on the Richmond, Ind., campus in honor of former Richmond businessman Tom Raper. The building will be renamed Tom Raper Hall in recognition of Raper’s commitment of $2.17 million to support the campus. The gift is the largest in IU East’s history, according to an IU release. “This unprecedented commitment to Indiana University... Read more

‘Outlook 2010: Let the Sun Shine’ to Stress Optimism

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“Outlook 2010: Let the Sun Shine” will kick off the National RV Trade Show on Tuesday, Dec. 1, with a lineup of presentations that will stress a strong message of optimism as the RV industry looks toward recovery over the coming year, according to RVIA Today Express. The event will begin at 6:45 am (15 minutes later than previous years) with a complimentary full breakfast in the South Wing Mezzanine Level Ballroom of the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).   RVIA Chairman Jim Sheldon... Read more

Winnebago Looks to Wider Customer ‘Sweet Spot’

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A high school graduate who learned everything he knows about motorhomes from “the university of Winnebago” has navigated one of the industry’s leading manufacturers over very bumpy terrain in the past year, according to the Associated Press. Robert Olson, 58, took a job installing motorhome windows at Winnebago Industries Inc. at age 18 in hopes of saving money for college. He never left, foregoing a college education for on-the-job training that led him to where he is now, 40 years... Read more

RVIA’s Coon Appears on FOX Business Network

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  RVIA's Richard Coon with Fox Business Network's Dagen McDowell Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Richard Coon appeared on FOX Business Network Wednesday (Aug. 26) discussing the future of the RV industry with host Dagen McDowell in a segment titled “The Road Ahead for RVs.”  According to an RVIA Today Express release, the segment opened with McDowell admiring the Fleetwood Icon diesel motorhome lent to RVIA for the appearance on Fox, and praising its... Read more

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