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CWRV Transport Hosts Women in Trucking Event

December 22, 2017 by · 1 Comment 

21 women drivers attended CWRV’s Women in Trucking event In an economy where there is a shortage of truck drivers, Elkhart, Ind.-based CWRV Transport is empowering entrepreneurial women to become owner operators in the transportation business. CWRV Transport honored women drivers and their guests at a “Women in Trucking Day” luncheon Wednesday (Dec. 20) at its Nappanee Street facilities. The company, which is the dedicated RV transporter for all Camping World Inc. locations coast-to-coast,... Read more

Brown & Brown Touts RVDA Insurance Program

November 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Brown & Brown Insurance updated dealers and members of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) about its RV Dealers Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement during a seminar at this year’s RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas The presentation offered members new ways to provide employee health benefits by leveraging the value of being in a collective. Angie Weilage, presenter for the program and a consultant for Brown & Brown, detailed the anticipated... Read more

ADEC Holding Raffle for Airstream ‘Bambi’ Trailer

November 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Airstream Bambi trailer donated to ADEC ADEC will be holding a raffle for a 2018 Airstream Bambi Sport RV to raise funds and celebrate its 65 years as a nonprofit serving and supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Indiana’s Elkhart and St. Joseph counties The trailer was donated by Thor Industries Inc. and Airstream Inc. Additional sponsors include Industrial Finishes and Systems Inc. and the Vomela Companies which helped design and apply the custom... Read more

Oregon’s Premier RV Service Puts Fire Behind it

November 14, 2017 by · 2 Comments 

Fire at Premier RV Services caused $8 million in damage A serious fire at Premier RV Services in Junction City, Ore., the morning of Nov. 6 that caused an estimated $8 million in damage was contained by multiple fire departments on the scene that day to a single 65,000 square-foot storage facility – a fact about which former co-founders Louie Courtemanche and Gary Obermire, both former Country Coach Inc. managers, are quite grateful today.   “The positive thing, if there is any, is... Read more

Thor Employees Pitch in on Elkhart Habitat Build

October 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

(L-R) Thor General Council Todd Woelfer, Chairman Peter Orthwein and President and CEO Bob Martin participated in Thursday’s Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County build for a local family Over 50 Thor Industries Inc. employees gathered Thursday morning (Oct. 26) at the company’s headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., to begin construction of a Habitat for Humanity home for a local family in need. The Thor crew worked split, two-hour shifts all day to complete the construction of the interior... Read more

FCCC Gives Foghat a ‘Slow Ride’ on Custom Bus

October 26, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

FCCC personnel with rockers from Foghat Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) collaborated with the rock band Foghat on a three-city promotional tour through Mississippi and Texas that culminated with a concert on Sunday (Oct. 22). The company reported that the band was provided with a 47-foot Caio luxury touring bus built on a FCCC bus chassis for its 10-day tour, as the rock group performed concerts in Laurel, Miss., Longview, Texas and The Woodlands, Texas. Foghat is known for several... Read more

Sys2K Teams with CoreLogic on Credit Software

October 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Sys2K, a provider of dealership management software, has teamed with CoreLogic to help streamline the ordering and delivery of credit reports and risk mitigation solutions to the automotive, RV, marine, and powersports industries. According to a press release, the planned integration will allow dealerships to efficiently access CoreLogic Credco products and solutions via Sys2K.  “I am pleased to announce our relationship with CoreLogic Credco, a leader in... Read more

Two Event Centers Open to Serve Elkhart County

October 12, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

New Center Six One Five event facility Two new event centers, the Center Six One Five and The Omega Event Center, have opened their doors offering two key venues for hosting Elkhart County business and social gatherings. The Center Six One Five, located at County Road 6 and County Road 15 in Elkhart, opened this June behind the vision of Kim and Gary Price. The two formerly owned Superior Space on County Road 113 where they rented storage for RVs, motorhomes and boats. “When... Read more

CWRV Transport Hosts ‘Driver Appreciation’ Event

October 5, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

CWRV Transport host drivers appreciation day CWRV Transport, the exclusive transporter of RV’s for the nationwide network of 130 Camping World Inc. locations, held its driver appreciation luncheon Wednesday (Oct. 4) at  the Nelson’s Catering and Fundraising facility in Wakarusa, Ind.  According to CWRV President Rob Jackson, who took the helm of the company on April 1, it’s an event he always looks forward to. “This is our fourth year in existence. (Former Elkhart... Read more

Furrion ‘Wrap Party’ to Close Out RV Open House

September 20, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Furrion is hosting a “Wrap Party” to close out the Elkhart RV Open House at its new Innovation Center and Institute of Technology, just west of the RV/MH Hall of Fame and the Thor exhibit on Independence Court. According to the company, the party kicks off at 2 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 21) and will run late into the evening. The event will include food and drinks and a closest-to-the-pin driving contest on the company’s golf simulator. Furrion will also be giving away... Read more

Winnebago Horizon, Revel Coaches Break Norm

September 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Winnebago Revel is designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts Winnebago Industries Inc. kicked off the 2017 Elkhart RV Open House today (Sept. 18) by unveiling two new 2018 motorhomes signaling at least a couple of the directions the Iowa-based RV builder is headed in terms of product development – an upscale Horizon Class A diesel pusher and a rugged Revel series of Class B “adventure” motorhomes. The unveiling of these two new lines at the motorized and towable RV manufacturer’s County... Read more

Erwin Hymer Marks Opening of Ontario Facility

September 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

(L-R) EHG AG CEO Martin Brandt, Provincial Sen. Victor Oh, Christian Hymer, Caroline Hymer, RVIA Chairman Bob Parish and EHGNA President and CEO Jim Hammill Nearly 600 Erwin Hymer Group North America (EHGNA) employees, along with top management and dignitaries, gathered Wednesday (Sept. 13) to mark the company’s opening of its newly refurbished 255,000-square-foot RV manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home... Read more

2nd ‘Running With Spoons’ Aids Bashor Home

August 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Local business and industry chefs will square off again in a cooking competition for charity at the 2nd Annual Bashor Children’s Home “Running with Spoons” Celebrity Chef Challenge on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Lerner Theater’s Crystal Ballroom in Elkhart, Ind. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. with the competition getting underway at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds will go to support The Children’s Shelter at Bashor and the NEW Girls Intensive Treatment Program. These programs provide... Read more

Campgrounds at Full Capacity For Total Eclipse

August 23, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday’s (Aug. 21) solar eclipse was a major windfall for campgrounds all across the 14 states in the “Path of Totality” as facilities operated at full capacity while hosting events and watch parties to accommodate their guests. Some campgrounds, like Fort Caspar Campground in Wyoming, have been booked solid since January 2015. Other parks have been preparing for months to host the influx of eager eclipse-viewers as the event provided the perfect opportunity for... Read more

Eclipse Fever Fills Up Parks in ‘Path of Totality’

August 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

On both ends of the “Path of Totality”, campgrounds and RV resorts are making the most of this unique phenomenon. From coast to coast campers are flocking to the path where they can witness the eclipse in its entirety. It seems there is no shortage of space-themed parties and witty titled events taking place on Aug. 21 across U.S. campgrounds. Whether young or old, there are events and watch parties to satisfy the stargazer in everyone. At Jellystone Park in Nashville, Tenn., space-themed... Read more

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