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Supplier Better Way Regrouping in Wake of Fire

October 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Better Way workers assess fire damage (Photo by Mark Shephard) While no manufacturer wants a fire at a plant, Better Way Products (BWP of Indiana Inc.) of New Paris, Ind., is in good shape to spring back from the blaze that destroyed Plant 2 early Thursday (Oct. 23). Authorities remained on site investigating the cause of the fire. “To be sure, we have some adversity in front of us,” said Clint Decker, general manager of the company, which produces fiberglass parts and components to the... Read more

Knaus Tabbert No. 1 in Germany, No. 2 in Europe

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

KTG_PM_Marktführer_RM_final_GB The German caravaning industry association CIVD published its annual “Caravaning Profile 2014” statistics report at the beginning of the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. This report documents the current economic situation of the caravaning industry in Germany, Europe, and worldwide, and also provides an overview of the market conditions for motorhomes and caravans. According to the report, Knaus Tabbert GmbH (www.knaustabbert.de) held the top spot in new motorhome... Read more

EverGreen Rolls Out Ascend Cloud Towable RVs

October 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

2015 Ascend Cloud by EverGreen The 2015 Ascend lineup fromEverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has expanded with the introduction of the super lightweight Ascend Cloud series, the company said in a press release. The Ascend Cloud’s ultralight design is a welcome addition for those looking for a smaller trailer with all the standard features of larger coaches. A length range from 19 feet to 24 feet long and a width of less than 8 feet make the Ascend Cloud easy to tow behind sedans, SUVs... Read more

Quartzsite Show is Evolving Into a Phenomenon

October 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Quartzsite Show encompasses 20 acres What started as a small-town mineral show in the late 1960s in western Arizona has developed into a phenomenon that peaks in January by bringing more than 1 million people to the town of Quartzsite, where a huge RV show greets them. The Quartzsite Sports, Vacation and RV Show will run Jan. 17-25, but show founder and operator Kenny King is already hard at work with his business partners, “Mal” Mallory and his daughter, Kimberly King, to prepare for the show,... Read more

Family-Run ArrKann Trailer ‘Focused on Growth’

October 2, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

As Sarah Friedenberg takes over ownership at ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre, her eye is on growing the business started by her grandfather, which now boasts operations in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.  Growth and change have been part of the family’s business history, Friedenberg told RVBUSINESS.com. She took over the reins this month when her father, Ken, stepped aside as general manager and joined the newly formed board of advisors. “We want to make sure there’s people who are smarter... Read more

Texas Dealer Wins Corvette in Thor’s Giveaway

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Kim Weir reacts to winning a Corvette in Thor giveaway When Kim Wier heard Bob Martin, president and CEO of Thor Industries Inc., call out a name in the drawing for a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 17), she shrugged it off like roughly 2,000 other people who were there and whose names weren’t called.  But when that person didn’t show up to claim the prize in the middle of the Thor display for the 7th Annual Elkhart County RV Open House, after a couple of minutes... Read more

Entegra Coach Growth Prompts Building Plans

August 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Tadd Jenkins When Jayco Inc. announced a doubling of its manufacturing space last year for its Entegra Coach Class A motorhome operations, Jayco had anticipated at least a two, if not a three-year stay in the current facility, said Tadd Jenkins, president of the newly renamed Jayco Motorhome Group. “We didn’t make that,” he said. “The market is demanding more supply,” said Jenkins, whose Middlebury, Ind., firm yesterday (Aug. 20) announced the construction of a new facility for Entegra... Read more

Shasta Finds Retro Sweet Spot With Its Airflyte

August 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Shasta President Mark Lucas shows off the Airflyte. When Shasta RV decided to release a true-to-the-original update of the 1961 Airflyte, company leaders figured it would go over well. “I thought it would be popular, I thought there would be a lot of people who would think, ‘That’s cool,’” said Mark Lucas, president of the Forest River Inc. subsidiary. “We thought it would be good, but we never anticipated that it would do this. A lot of the people who are calling... Read more

RV Caucus & RVIA Host Capitol Hill Campfires

July 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

RVIA brought an Airstream and a Winnebago to Capitol Hill to help educate members of the U.S. Congress July 23, 2014. When the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) leadership started to work with the members of the fledgling Congressional RV Caucus to create a formal “kickoff” event, they decided to go a little different route than the normal cocktail party with speakers at a podium. Instead, RVIA set up daytime tours of two RVs on Capitol Hill and an evening event featuring four... Read more

Sika Corp. Promotes Beth Nix In R&D Division

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Sika Region NA Automotive and Target Market Industry announced the promotion of Beth Nix in research and development. Nix was promoted to senior technician, research and development, reporting to Julie Sherman, lab manager, research and development. Nix joined Sika in February 2008 as a technician for R&D. In this position over the past six years she has provided development and testing support for automotive and industry products and more recently has been focused on new product development... Read more

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