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ASV Appoints Kent Tyler VP, Sales & Marketing

December 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) announced that Kent Tyler has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing–North America for all product lines. Tyler will report to Marcus Berto, chief commercial officer, and continue to be based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Orlando, Fla. “Kent has a history of success leading and increasing the profitability of ASV companies,” Berto said in a press release. “In this new role, I am confident he will aggressively... Read more

Standoff at Sooner Dealership Ends Peacefully

December 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The suspect involved in an armed standoff with McClain County Sheriff’s deputies at Sooner RV near Purcell, Okla., is now in custody. (To view a video click here). News 9 reported that the identity of the suspect has not been released at this time, but police said that woman is a part ownner of the business. She was transported to a mental hospital for evaluation after the incident early Wednesday (Dec. 17) afternoon. Officials say the woman is in police custody but has not been arrested... Read more

Roadtrek Officially Launches New Zion Class B

December 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Roadtrek President Jim Hammill launches new Zion Class B builder Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. officially launched its newest model, the Zion, with the help of Chrysler representatives.    According to a press release, the Kitchener, Ontario-based company celebrated the launch of the Zion, built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, with the help of executives who joined in the festivities from Chrysler’s offices in Canada and the U.S. Roadtrek President Jim Hammill spoke to the excited staff that lined... Read more

‘Operational Challenges’ Impact Winnebago 1Q

December 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Winnebago Industries Inc. today reported a drop in net income on flat sales for the company’s fiscal 2015 first quarter, impacted by “operational challenges.” Revenues for the first quarter, ended Nov. 29, were $224.4 million, an increase of 0.8% versus $222.7 million for the fiscal 2014 first quarter. Net income was $9.9 million, or 37 cents per diluted share, versus $11.1 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, last year while operating income was $14.4 million compared to $16... Read more

Winnebago Announces New VP Appointments

December 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Steve Dummett Winnebago Industries Inc. announced that its board elected Steve Dummett as vice president of product development and Bret Woodson as vice president of administration. The Forest City, Iowa-based company reported in a news release that the posts will become effective Jan. 10, 2015, and Jan. 17, respectively. Dummet, 59, is a 36-year company veteran who brings extensive design experience to his new position in which he will be responsible for motorized product development and... Read more

Stocks Spike as Fed Remains Patient on Rates

December 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Stocks continued to spike today (Dec. 17) after the Federal Reserve confirmed what many investors already expected. The central bank said it would be “patient” in keeping rates low for a “considerable time” longer. The Street reported that stocks extended gains after rallying on positive sentiment heading into the Fed announcement. The statement comes at a time of increased volatility in the marketplace against a backdrop of plunging oil prices, softer domestic housing data,... Read more

LSI Founder Haag Honored During Symposium

December 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Doug Haag stands to receive the LSI Founder’s Award Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort franchisees got an unexpected treat during Leisure Systems Inc.’s (LSI’s) annual symposium — a surprise visit by Douglas Haag, the founder of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts network. Haag, 82, had not attended an LSI symposium since 2004. But he mingled with Jellystone Park franchisees from the U.S. and Canada who gathered for the Nov. 11-13 annual symposium and trade show... Read more

CalARVC Meets With Chinese Tourism Officials

December 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

California’s top campground industry officials recently met with a delegation of Chinese tourism industry representatives who are interested in learning how to develop their country’s campground business. “As China’s economy grows, they have more and more people who are interested in leisure travel in general and camping in particular,” said Debbie Sipe, executive director of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC). Sipe and other CalARVC officials met with the... Read more

Dicor Rolls Out Innovative Product in Louisville

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Vixen panel display in Louisville Dicor Corp. President Gregg Fore reported the Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier had a successful National RV Trade Show, held Dec. 2-4 in Louisville, Ky. “The Louisville Show remains a great and special place for dealers and manufacturers to see RV innovation from the inside out and get an idea of what the future of RVing can look like,” said Fore in a press release. “That’s what we showcased in our display: from an unmatched selection of roofing products to a... Read more

VIDEO 3: Newmar Corp.’s 2015 King Aire Coach

December 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video comes from luxury coach builder Newmar Corp. reviewing the new features offered on the Nappanee, Ind.-based company’s 2015 King Aire motorhome. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

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