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Postle Aluminum Building New Extrusion Plant

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Elkhart, Ind.-based Postle Aluminum Co. announced that it has begun construction of a new extrusion plant in Cassopolis, Mich. The $8 million dollar expansion, including plant and equipment, will be located on four acres next to the company’s existing campus. The plant will encompass 60,000 square feet and result in the addition of 40 new jobs to Postle’s existing workforce. CEO Kevin Robinson said Postle broke ground in August and expects completion and startup of the project in March... Read more

Retailers in ‘Buying Mood’ During Open House

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Dan Keller made his first trip to the  Elkhart County RV Open House on Tuesday (Sept. 17). The Elkhart Truth reported that the third-generation co-owner of recreational vehicle dealership Indian Valley Camping Center in Souderton, Pa., a far northern suburb of Philadelphia, had heard the hype about the Elkhart show and wanted to witness it first-hand. On Wednesday, Keller said he was pleased with the event and planned to place some orders for next year’s models, as soon as his busy sales representative... Read more

‘Air Lift’ Marks 65th Year With Major Expansion

September 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

As Air Lift Co. marks its 65th year of business this year, the air suspension provider announced the addition of a 40,000-square-foot addition to be built at the company’s Lansing, Mich., headquarters. According to a press release, the new space represents a significant expansion of Air Lift’s manufacturing capacity. The company has also recently added engineering support in response to the growing demand for Air Lift air suspension products.       Air Lift provides a range of... Read more

Leisure Time Marketing Rolls Out New Website

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Leisure Time Marketing Inc., a national sales agency serving the RV aftermarket since 1976, announced the launch of its new website. “We had build this site from the ground up, to help the RV parts and accessories dealers gain instant access to new products, promotions and in-store marketing ideas to help them increase sales in their parts stores,” said Mike Willhoff, vice president of sales and marketing, in a press release. “We asked RV dealers across the country what they needed to help... Read more

RVIA Providing Free Tech Training in Louisville

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is unveiling a free comprehensive track of technical training seminars from some of the industry’s leading supplier companies during the National RV Trade Show and is providing a $200 payment to RV dealerships that have service personnel attend the sessions.Targeting RV technicians as well as parts and service managers, the seven seminars will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 3-4. Participants will receive certificates and continuing... Read more

VIDEO 3: Open House Reflects Sector’s Health

September 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s video is provided by Fox 28 offering a look at this week’s Elkhart County RV Open House along with a report on the industry’s overall strength. To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

PCW will Display Toy Haulers at Off-Road Race

September 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Perris, Calif.-based Pacific Coachworks Inc. (PCW) announced that it will be displaying its Sandsport and Rage’n toy haulers at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series in Las Vegas this weekend. As an official sponsor of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series for the 2014 season, PCW team members will be collaborating with Johnnie Walker RV to reveal its 2015 models of high quality toy haulers. “The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series has been great exposure for us thus far,” said Jeff Daily, general... Read more

Sun Valley Lineup Has 12 ‘Versatile’ Floorplans

September 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sun Valley travel trailer EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC has rolled out its 2015 lineup of Sun Valley travel trailers, featuring a bold new exterior look, a redesigned front cap and completely repackaged with more standard equipment at a more affordable price. According to a press release, Sun Valley trailers are available in 12 floorplans, ranging in length from 23 to 36 feet, and are designed to be lightweight and easy to tow with a half-ton pickup or SUV. The variety of floorplans include: •... Read more

Thor Companies Expanding, Creating New Jobs

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For the second time in two days, Thor Industries Inc. announced an expansion that will result in new jobs for Indiana’s Elkhart County. As reported by the South Bend Tribune, Thor said Tuesday (Sept. 16) that its Keystone RV Co. subsidiary has begun construction on a new plant for travel trailer production adjacent to its existing complex in Goshen. The cost including equipment is estimated at $6 million. That comes on the heels of the announced $8 million expansion of its Heartland RV subsidiary... Read more

Skyline Eyeing a Resurgence in RV Marketplace

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When Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp. displays its 2015 models at this week’s Elkhart County RV Open House, it will have more at stake than other local recreational vehicle manufacturers out to entertain RV dealers and get a jump on next year’s production orders. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, the longtime Elkhart RV and manufactured housing maker, having just posted its eighth consecutive annual statement showing multi-million dollar losses, is revamping its RV offerings in an attempt to... Read more

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