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Airstream ‘Authorized Dealership’ Opens in Utah

October 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Intermountain Airstream has just opened as Utah’s only full-line Airstream authorized dealer. According to a press release, the Salt lake City-based dealer is offering sales of new Airstream units and providing parts, services, restorations and renovation of units dating back to the 1930’s.“We haven’t seen sales volumes like this since the 70s, and we’re striving to keep our parts and units on the lot,” says Intermountain Airstream owner Dmitri Sorokovski. “People want quality trailers... Read more

Fire Causes Major Damage for Canadian Retailer

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The main dealership and service building at Rangeland RV was badly damaged in a fire. (Mark Matulis/CBC) A large RV business in Balzac, Alberta, north of Calgary, was badly damaged by fire early Thursday (Oct. 16) morning. CBC News reported that the dealership’s main showroom and service building was heavily damaged, officials said. The fire destroyed much of the building and vehicles inside. “We’re a full service RV dealership — so we sell, we service, we sell parts,” said... Read more

Patrick Ind. Will Announce Q3 Financials Oct. 30

October 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Patrick Industries Inc., a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the RV, manufactured housing and industrial markets, expects to release its third-quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Oct. 30, the company said in a  press release. Elkhart, Ind.-based Patrick Industries also expects to conduct a conference call on Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. Eastern to discuss third-quarter results and other business matters.  The call will feature remarks byTodd... Read more

NextGear Capital, Partner Receive Tech Award

October 16, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

NextGear Capital and EffectiveUI said in a press release the companies were recently honored with a silver award at the W3 Awards Program for their collaborative work on NextGear Capital’s Online Account Management for both the web and mobile app. These awards honor creative excellence on the web and recognize the creative and marketing professionals behind award-winning sites, videos and marketing programs. NextGear Capital and EffectiveUI received their award in the Mobile Application –... Read more

Dealer Webinar Looks At Benefits Management

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Big changes have occurred in health care over the past several years, creating greater responsibility and accountability for dealers. KPA will offer a webinar addressing how an integrated benefits management system can help execute the complexities of the health care laws and save money. In this webinar, KPA’s Kathryn Carlson will discuss what the KPA benefits management program can provide for dealers, including: Comprehensive compliance services with no incremental expense. Integrated payroll... Read more

Alliance Coach Adds TMC’s Tuscany Diesel Line

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Alliance Coach RV Sales and Service announced that the dealership added the Thor Tuscany Class A diesel motor coach line  to the selection of RVs offered at their Lake Park, Ga., location. In a press release, company owners Alan and Judy Shapiro said they were excited about the addition. Alan Shapiro said, “Adding Thor Motor Coach’s flagship diesel pusher to our product line enables us to offer every customer an RV that will perfectly suit their lifestyle.” For more information about Alliance... Read more

Winnebago Income up 21.8% in 4Q, 41% for Year

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Winnebago Industries Inc. today (Oct. 16) reported double-digit gains in fourth-quarter revenue and earnings, boosted by continued strength in its motorhome division coupled with improved profitability from the company’s towable unit. Revenue for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter, ended Aug. 30, increased 14.8% to $245.9 million versus $214.2 million for the fiscal 2013 fourth quarter. During the period, net income grew 21.8% to $12.9 million and diluted earnings per share increased 26.3% to 48... Read more

Plemmons RV Hosts Annual Chicken Stew Event

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The idea of a dealership hosting a barbecue as a charity fundraiser or a gesture of appreciation for its customers isn’t an altogether new idea. But Steve Plemmons and his staff at the Rural Hall, N.C., headquarters of family-held, three-store Bill Plemmons RV World have taken things to a whole new level — in a southern sort of way – with the kickoff this afternoon (Oct. 16) of the retailer’s annual “Chicken Stew and Camp In.” That’s right – a chicken stew event during which Plemmons... Read more

Early Morning Blaze Strikes Canadian Dealership

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Fire crews rushed to the scene of a large fire at Rangeland RV and Trailer Sales in Balzac, Calgary on Thursday (Oct. 16). Global News reported the blaze broke out just before 1 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and flames pouring from the building. Crews from several surrounding areas were called in to help fight the fire, which did have the potential to be quite dangerous. “With it being a service area and a workshop, there’s going to be propane in there, and there’s going... Read more

Forest River Grows Cargo Trailer Capacity in Ore.

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Forest River Inc. is expanding its Oregon facilities to include the former Champion Homes site in Silverton. The Statesman Journal reported that the expansion will expand Forest River’s manufacturing capacity to build its cargo trailer lines. Operating multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the Midwest and West Coast, Forest River is one of America’s leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles, pontoon boats, cargo trailers and buses. Nick Harville, business retention and expansion... Read more

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