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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

Thousand Trails, RV Trader Intro Incentive Offer

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Thousand Trails, a leading provider of RV resorts and campgrounds, and RV classified ad website RVTrader.com have partnered to offer the complimentary “One-Year Thousand Trails Trial Camping Pass” program. The dealer incentive program rewards consumers who purchase any new or pre-owned RV at one of the more than 100 dealerships enrolled in the Thousand Trails Preferred Dealer Network. According to a press release, the trial offer can be activated on dealer units displayed on RV Trader. Once... Read more

Jayco Inc. Donating $5,000 to ‘Learning Center’

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Jayco Inc. advanced its giving to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center this month, adding $5,000 to its lifetime giving, for a total of $23,500. “For the RV Industry to continue to grow and prosper, education and training in all segments and all levels is necessary,” said Jayco President and CEO Derald Bontrager in a press release. “The Mike Molino RV Learning Center provides dealers that opportunity.” The gift puts Jayco in the top position for the Champion level of donor,... Read more

RVDA of BC Holds General Meeting/Fundraiser

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The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of British Columbia held its general meeting and 21st Annual Fundraiser at the Whistler Hilton/Whistler Golf Club in September. As reported in The RV Compass Fall issue, a publication produced by RVDA of Canada, the meeting included honoring Rodney Friesen, Voyager RV, Winfield, with the RVDA of BC 2014 Dealer of the Year Award. The organization also reported that donations gathered through live and silent auctions were presented to Canuck... Read more

Darrington Joins Fastway National Sales Team

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Matt Darrington With both the RV and auto aftermarket industries experiencing the best year in sales since the recession, Fastway Trailer Products prepares for continued growth with the hiring of industry veteran Matt Darrington to its sales team. “Matt Darrington is a great fit for our company,” stated Rich Elliott, vice president of sales for Progress Mfg. Inc., maker of Fastway Trailer Products. “He has 10 years of experience in the RV and automotive aftermarket, focusing on high-end aluminum... Read more

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