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Shipments Soar 23% in Dec.; Rise 11% for ’14

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Total wholesale shipments to retailers of all RVs surged to 26,736 units in the December survey of manufacturers, soaring 23.3% greater than the final month last year. This was the largest December total in nine years dating back to 2005. Seasonally adjusted, the December 2014 total reached an annualized rate of more than 375,000 units. The strong finish this year was led by towable RV shipments which rose in December to 23,851 units, a gain of 27% over the final month one year ago. For the year... Read more

Elkhart Co. Ivy Tech Offering RV Job Training

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Breaking into the RV industry can be tough without any experience, but a new program at Ivy Tech’s ’s Elkhart County campus aims to make process a little easier. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the Ivy Tech Community College RV Industry Production Associate program is a 40-hour, five-day course that gives students hands-on training for RV and RV-related jobs. “We created this one-week training program in order to give potential employees the chance to get a little bit of experience... Read more

Tiffin Family Members Opening Fiver Facility

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Vanleigh RV, a startup company owned by members of the Tiffin family, is setting up a facility for the manufacture of fifth-wheels in an industrial park in Mississippi’s Tishomingo County. Officials tell The Daily Corinthian that Vanleigh RV is locating in an 88,000-square-foot building in the Tri-State Commerce Park off U.S. Highway 72 in Burnsville. Vanleigh expects to begin production in March and will initially create 75 new jobs. County Development Foundation Executive Director Gary Matthews... Read more

TrailManor Consolidating Operations in Neb.

January 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In a release posted on Facebook, TrailManor Manufacturing Co. LLC announced the company is moving its Tennessee manufacturing operations to Nebraska, where it will consolidate the manufacturing of their classic collapsible models with the manufacturing of the new TrailManor RISE travel trailers. The facility in Nebraska is much larger and more suited for their business, plus the state provides incentives that make the move promising, company officials said. “It was a difficult decision, change... Read more

Lazydays to Mark ‘Airstream Store’ Opening

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Lazydays RV will hold a grand opening ceremony at its Tucson, Ariz., location marking the launch of “The Airstream Store at Lazydays.” According to a press release, Lazydays Tucson and Airstream have “partnered to create a fun new way to explore and purchase a slice of Americana.” The ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. with a cocktail reception to follow. Designed by Wayne Swan of Intertech Interiors, the building’s innovative design reflects iconic Airstream design... Read more

Country Coach Friends Sets Rally Schedule

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Country Coach Friends Inc. (CCFI), an international chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) with business partners nationwide, announced its 2015 events schedule with rallies in Texas and Oregon planned. “My wife Juanita and I have made many life-long friends through our rallying with motorhome clubs over the years. Country Coach Friends is the friendliest club we’ve ever belonged to, so I was happy to step up and take my turn as president and am excited for the 2015 rallies we’ve... Read more

World RV Conference Headed For Melbourne

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Registration continues for the 2015 World RV Conference, set to run Feb. 25-27. Hosted by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, the third edition of the conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. Since its inception in Dusseldorf in 2008, the World RV Conference has provided the RV industry with an opportunity to come together and discuss trends, challenges, and strategies to improve growth and international cooperation. According to a press release, the 2015 conference program... Read more

Dicor is Sponsoring LPGA Golfer Katy Harris

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

LPGA golfer Katy Harris Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Dicor Corp. will be one of the sponsors of LPGA golfer and South Bend, Ind., native Katy Harris this year on the LPGA Tour. An outstanding high school and college golfer, Harris has a remarkable comeback story after a hand injury sidelined her golfing career for nearly a decade. “We’re pleased to support such a gifted athlete and with such a remarkable story,” said Gregg Fore, president of Dicor, in a press release. “Katy’s living a dream... Read more

Ivy Tech Focused on Elkhart Training Facility

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid several tweaks and changes, plans for a new manufacturing training center in Indiana’s Elkhart County continue to move steadily forward. As reported by the Goshen News, that was the word from representatives of the Ivy Tech North Central Region during a meeting of the Elkhart County Redevelopment Commission Thursday (Jan. 22) afternoon, where commission members were provided with an update on the current status of the planned training center at the college’s Elkhart County campus. In... Read more

Trimas Names Rice CFO for Cequent Spin-off

January 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

TriMas Corp. announced David Rice as the future CFO of the new Cequent organization, once the previously announced spin-off from TriMas is complete. The spin transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2015. According to a news release, Rice currently serves as division finance officer of TriMas’ Cequent Performance Products business located in Plymouth, Mich. He will also assume responsibility for the human resource function of the Cequent businesses. “I am pleased to announce David’s... Read more

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