‘Centennial Charlie’ to Visit FTCA May 17

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May 7, 2010 by   Comments Off on ‘Centennial Charlie’ to Visit FTCA May 17

"Centennial Charlie" with u.S. Rep. DeFazio on a recent visit to Washington, D.C.

"Centennial Charlie" with U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on a recent visit to Washington, D.C.

As America’s RV industry revs up for a year’s worth of celebrations in recognition of its 2010 centennial, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is sending the Official Ambassador of the 2010 RV Centennial – a 34-inch American black bear stuffed animal named Centennial Charlie – on a road trip to honor the people who love RVing and the workers who are the heart and soul of the RV industry.

FTCA Inc. – the manufacturer of Coleman camping trailers – will host the 2010 RV Centennial mascot during the week of May 17 in Somerset, Pa., before sending him to his next stop on the 100-day tour. Centennial Charlie, who is inspired by the bear in Go RVin’g 2010 Ambassadors of Affordability ad campaign, will bring the industry’s celebrations to RV enthusiasts and RV employees in a fun, unconventional way.

“Since a central theme of the Centennial Celebration is a ‘Salute to RV Workers,’ we wanted to be sure to reach out to those workers with our Centennial Ambassador,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “We in the RV industry know that the hard-working men and women on the factory floors, in the offices, and out in the field are the heart and soul of our industry.”

On the occasion of its centennial anniversary, the RV industry will thank and honor its workers, whose commitment to creating quality RV products has helped bring American families closer together for a century.

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