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Dicor Products Debuts Lightweight Materials

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Dicor Products is set to introduce new lightweight materials for cabinets and and other wood surfaces at the 48th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. These materials include a lightweight solution to facilitate the use of European-style curved cabinet treatments in the RV market. Dicor Products, a Dicor Corp. brand, will unveil Innova, an all-new curved door material. Curved cabinetry is a stylish new look in RVs that has been drawing consumer interest. Innova will... Read more

WEXCO Earns ISO 9001:2008 Recertification

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WEXCO Industries, one of the nation’s leading windshield wiper blade suppliers and windshield wiper system manufacturers for the RV industry, announced its recertification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The 2008 standard is now the requirement for any new certification after Nov. 14, 2010. WEXCO’s certification is a prerequisite to its ongoing tier 1 supplier relationship with many heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, according to a news release from the Pine Brook, N.J.-based manufacturer. WEXCO’s... Read more

Warrior Lifestyles Debuts 45-foot Luxury Fiver

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Warrior Lifestyles' new 45-foot, triple slideout Luxury Liner fifth-wheel SURV. CORONA, Calif. — West Coast towable manufacturer Warrior Lifestyles, which went into production earlier this year, moved its factory in early October from Perris, Calif., to nearby Corona, and began making Legend and Legend Lite travel trailers — largely to a regional market. Now, this 20-plus employee company has prototyped a Warrior Lifestyles Luxury Liner, a 45-foot triple-slide sport utility fifth-wheel... Read more

ADP Lightspeed Offers Credit Checks on DMS

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ADP Lightspeed, a provider of dealer management systems (DMS), today (Oct. 28) announced integration that allows dealers to run credit checks within the LightspeedEVO Dealer Management System. Credit Check gives dealers the ability to submit customer information to all three credit bureaus without have to re-enter information, according to a news release. “In today’s difficult financing environment it is critical to handle deals correctly to secure the financing customers need. With integrated... Read more

Patrick Industries Reports 25% Q3 Sales Rise

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Patrick Industries Inc., a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, today (Oct. 28) reported higher sales but a loss for the third quarter and nine months ended Sept. 26, 2010. For the third quarter of 2010, Patrick reported an increase in net sales of approximately $14.5 million, or 25%, to $72.8 million from $58.3 million in the 2009 period, based largely on continued year-to-date strength in... Read more

Motorhome Chassis Sales Spurs Spartan’s Q3

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Spartan Motors Inc. today (Oct. 28) reported improved sales and solid profitability for its 2010 third quarter. The results also included the sale of the assets of its Road Rescue ambulance business for approximately $8 million. Spartan’s third quarter performance was highlighted by increased sales of specialty vehicles and motorhome products, and substantially reduced operating expense as a percentage of sales compared to the same quarter of 2009. Third quarter highlights: Net sales of $120.6... Read more

Sun Communities Inc. Notes Better Q3 Results

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Sun Communities Inc., a Southfield, Mich.-based real estate investment trust that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities, today (Oct. 28) reported improved results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. According to a release, highlights for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2010, vs. Sept. 30, 2009, were as follows: Total revenues were $197.8 million, up $5.8 million or 3%. Funds from Operations (FFO) excluding certain items was $2.19 per diluted... Read more

Drew Industries Inc. Reports Q3 Results Nov. 1

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Drew Industries Inc., a White Plains, N.Y.-based manufacturer of components for the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries, will release its third quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Monday (Nov. 1). Drew Industries also will host a conference call at 11 a.m. EST that same day to discuss its results and other business matters. Participation in the question-and-answer session of the call will be limited to institutional investors and analysts. Analysts expect... Read more

Alpin Haus, FMCA Help Injured Marine to Race

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Sgt. Eddie Ryan in action On Saturday (Oct. 31), former United States Marine Corps Sgt. Eddie Ryan will live out a dream in Washington, D.C., as he competes in the 35th Annual Marine Corps Marathon. Running the 26.2-mile race is not out of the ordinary for a former Marine, but in Sgt. Ryan’s case, the circumstances are extraordinary, according to a news release. In 2005 Ryan was wounded while serving in Iraq and is now confined to a wheelchair, the result of a severe head injury that interrupted... Read more

Detroit Hitch Names New President, Sales V.P.

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Detroit Hitch Co,. a major distributor of products in the RV industry in the Michigan and Ohio area, has announced key management changes to further enhance its marketing strategy Lana and Joe Volpe, the founders and owners of Clawson, Mich.-based Detroit Hitch Co., announced the appointments of Mike McDonald as president and Mike Wojcik as vice president of sales. Lana Volpe and Joe Volpe will continue in their current positions as secretary-treasurer and CEO, respectively, according to a news release. The... Read more

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