Lance ‘Facebook’ Page Reaches 50K Milestone

March 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

This week Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. celebrates reaching a significant milestone in social media marketing as it gains 50,000-plus “Likes” on its Facebook page. “As social media continues to be a key and growing component in most companies marketing strategies, in the face of new and strong competition coming into the social space every day, Facebook remains the number one platform by far with no sign of giving up its dominance.” states Bob Rogers, director of marketing for the... Read more

Tom Raper Officially Becomes Camping World

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An era has come to a close. Tom Raper RVs is now Camping World. The Palladium Item reported that commercials will no longer urge customers, via a catchy jingle, to “save today the Tom Raper way” at its Richmond, Ind., location on Williamsburg Pike at Exit 149A. Representatives of Camping World covered and removed Tom Raper RVs signs at the dealership Friday (March 27), making it public that the sale of the 50-year-old recreational dealership had been finalized. A Camping World banner... Read more

Skyline Secures New $10 Million Credit Facility

March 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Skyline Corp. announced that the Elkhart, Ind.-based company and certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries have entered into a Loan and Security Agreement with First Business Capital Corp. providing for a renewable three-year secured revolving credit facility. According to a news release, under the new credit facility, the company may obtain loan advances up to a maximum of $10 million, subject to certain collateral-obligation ratios. Outstanding loan advances under the facility will bear interest... Read more

Winnebago Growing Sub-Assembly Operations

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Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. announced a plan to purchase a 33,400-square-foot building in Waverly, Iowa, for expansion of the company’s subassembly operations.     “Increased consumer demand and elevated retail activity have resulted in the need for us to expand our motorhome manufacturing capacity,” said Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “We were pleased to locate a facility that will meet our immediate needs for additional sub-assembly space, and... Read more

Security Guard Limits Fla. Dealer’s Fire Damage

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A security guard at North Trail RV’s collision center in Fort Myers, Fla., who discovered a fire in a parked RV likely prevented the it from spreading to more of the vehicles, a fire official said. According to the Fort Myers News-Press, the early morning fire Wednesday (March 25) brought several fire departments to the North Trail RV Collision Center at Division Drive and Enterprise Parkway in the Billy Creek Commerce Park. “The security guard picked up a fire extinguisher,” said... Read more

Hall Issuing RV Industry Fundraising Challenge

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The RV/MH Heritage Foundation announced the final phase of its $1 Million RV Industry Debt Elimination campaign that launched last September. According to a press release, the campaign has generated over $500,000 in pledges and donations so far from members of the manufactured housing community. The Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge campaign was launched when Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes Inc., pledged $200,000 to help the RV/MH Hall of Fame become debt free in five years. He challenged... Read more

March Auto Sales Hinge on Last Days of Month

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In what could bring a surprising and rare monthly decline, March auto sales now hang on the final days to see if results are positive or if March will become the sixth month since 2009 with a U.S. auto market year-over-year sales slump. According to INAUTONEWS, if the tally indeed proves negative when sales figures are compiled, March could signal the beginning of a flatter position for the market, coming out of one of its longest-running periods of monthly increases in history. So far, volumes... Read more

Ore. City, County Swap Land for Urban RV Park

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The city of Hillsboro, Ore., and Washington County have pulled off a land swap geared to improve recreational opportunities and enhance tourism opportunities in the area. But some observers believe the deal could undermine the fairgrounds’ primary operations, the News-Times reported. A tentative agreement calls for the city of Hillsboro to invest as much as $2 million to create an “urban recreational vehicle campground” on five acres of land within the Washington County Fair Complex. In... Read more

Potts: Supply Woes Hit 2Q; New Plant Planned

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Randy Potts Winnebago Industries Inc. was expected to post higher sales on sharply lower gasoline and diesel fuel prices in its fiscal second quarter, and the company said Thursday (March 26) that orders grew nearly 60% in the quarter. But, as reported by USA Today, revenue came in at $234.5 million, about 10% below Wall Street estimates. “Intuitively, you think it would be very good news for our business,” Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts said in a conference call with stock analysts.... Read more

Horse Trainer Westfall Visits Cequent Facilities

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Equestrian Stacy Westfall at Cequent facility Cequent Performance Products (CPP), a leading manufacturer of towing and trailer products, welcomed world renowned horse trainer Stacy Westfall to its Michigan facilities earlier this month. Westfall, who is sponsored by the Cequent brand Tekonsha, the leading manufacturer of brake controls, spoke at Cequent’s Tekonsha facility and its Plymouth headquarters, discussing her childhood in Maine, college and married life in Ohio, equestrian competitions,... Read more

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