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Hall of Fame’s Hesselbart Announces Retirement

October 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Al Hesselbart with his historic Newell motorhome and Charlie, the RV industry’s Centennial Bear Al Hesselbart, who served the RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum for 20 years, announced that he is retiring at the end of the month. Hesselbart is well known as an RV/MH historian, librarian, lecturer and author. “I’ve always dreamed of having the independence and freedom to do what I want to do, when I want to do it,” Hesselbart stated in a press release. Hesselbart started his career... Read more

Spartan Motors to Release 3Q Financials Oct. 30

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Spartan Motors Inc., parent to industry supplier Spartan Chassis Inc., will announce its third-quarter results prior to the market opening on Oct. 30. The Charlotte, Mich.-based company will also host a webcast of its conference call on the same day at 10 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results with analysts and institutional investors. To access the conference call visit www.spartanmotors.com (click on “Shareholders,” then “Webcasts”). If unable to participate during... Read more

Skyline 1Q Net Loss Widens; Revenues Increase

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp. reported a wider net loss on improved sales for the RV and manufactured housing builder’s fiscal 2015 first quarter. Revenue for the first quarter were $57.4 million as compared to $49 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Net sales for Skyline’s housing segment were $47.7 million during the period versus to $36.4 million a year ago. Revenue for Skyline’s recreational vehicle segment totaled $9.7 million compared to $12.56 million the previous... Read more

Winnebago Announces Dividend ‘Reinstatement’

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Winnebago Industries Inc. has declared the reinstatement of a quarterly cash dividend of nine cents a share, payable on Nov. 26, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 12. According to a press release, the move came as a result of action taken at the company’s board meeting held today (Oct. 15). “We believe the time is right for Winnebago to reinstate a cash dividend,” said Winnebago Chairman, CEO and President Randy Potts. “Our ultimate goal is to return... Read more

ASV Appoints Berto as Chief Commercial Officer

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  Marcus Berto Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc. (ASV), a leading manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, today announced that Marcus Berto has been appointed chief commercial officer for all product lines worldwide. ASV is parent to Allied Recreation Group (ARG), which builds the American Coach, Fleetwood RV, Holiday Rambler and Monaco motorhome brands.  According to a press release, Berto will be based in the company’s corporate headquarters... Read more

Winnebago one of Forbes Best Small Companies

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Winnebago Industries Inc. is one of Forbes’ best small companies in the U.S. As reported by the Des Moines Register, Forbes ranked the Forest City, Iowa-based recreational vehicle maker No. 34 on its list of 100 “American’s Best Small Companies,” released today (Oct. 15). The Forbes list only considers companies that generate annual revenue of between $5 million and $1 billion a year, have been publicly traded for at least a year and have a stock price higher than $5 a share. Winnebago... Read more

Northwood Hosts Dealers at ‘Open House’ Event

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Dealers at Northwood Open House During the first week in October, Northwood Manufacturing Inc. held its Dealer Appreciation and Product Showcase to show its latest product offerings and innovations. According to a press release, dealers from all over the Western United States and Western Canada converged on the Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Ore., for the multiday event. Events included golfing, catered meals, sales and marketing presentations and new product displays. Donald Cochran, national director... Read more

CFPB is Facing Hurdles on Auto ‘F&I’ Regulation

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It’s clear the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) would like to increase regulation in the auto industry of what it calls “add-on” F&I products such as extended-service contracts and GAP. But, according to Automotive News, it’s less clear whether the bureau can find the legal grounds to do it, according to former CFPB assistant director Rick Hackett. The bureau’s problem is that an “invisible plastic dome” protects most dealerships, Hackett said during a webinar on Tuesday... Read more

Report: Autos, Gas Pull Down Sept. Retail Sales

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U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing slowed, a sign that recent job gains have yet to significantly boost consumer spending. According to the Associated Press, the Commerce Department said Wednesday (Oct. 15) that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3% from the previous month. Sales have risen 4.3% in the past 12 months, slightly below their historical pace. Auto sales fell 0.8% in September, after revving up 10.4% in August. Dealers... Read more

RVDA and KPA Expanding Strategic Partnership

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced it has endorsed KPA’s environmental health and safety (EHS) and human resource consulting services. According to a press release, this expands KPA’s arrangement, already in place through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, providing RVDA members with free webinars on HR, safety, and environmental topics specifically relevant to RV dealers. RVDA said members will benefit from the arrangement in several ways, including receiving access... Read more

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