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Fisher is Skyline’s Director of Sales, Marketing

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp. announced the promotion of John Fisher to director of sales and marketing for the Skyline RV Group. “I’m pleased to accept this position and eager to focus on these new responsibilities for the RV Group. Working with this team, we will reach our goal of leadership and innovation,” said Fisher. Don Emahiser, president of the RV Group, added, “We have been diligently working to completely restructure the RV business from unit designs to how we conduct our... Read more

Space Drawing for FRVTA Show Runs Aug. 5-7

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The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) will hold the space drawing for the 2015 Florida RV SuperShow next week starting on Aug. 5 and running through Aug. 7. FRVTA reported in a news release that each manufacturer that has returned their contract with a deposit will be called during the drawing to pick a space in the show.  The “Grandfathered Drawing Order” will determine the order in which space is selected. Any manufacturers that would like to pick space and haven’t sent in a contract... Read more

Strong Loonie Cutting Into Canadian RV Prices

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Industrial product prices in Canada slipped by 0.1% in June from May as the strong Canadian dollar cut the prices for motorized and recreational vehicles, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. Baystreet.ca reported that the drop – the third such monthly decline in a row – matched analysts’ expectations. Prices rose by 3% from June 2013, down from the 3.4% year-on-year advance noted in May. Prices for motorized and recreational vehicles fell by 0.3%, largely due to the 0.6% increase in the... Read more

Jayco Makes Moves in Customer Service, Sales

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Jayco, Inc. announced today (July 31) management changes within the customer service and sales departments in its towable and motorized divisions. All changes are effective Aug. 4. According to a press release, Marc West was named vice president of customer service for the Jayco Motorhome Group. West will be responsible for all motorized technical service and dealer support, warranty, and factory service. Tadd Jenkins, president of the Jayco motorhome group, noted, “Marc’s tenure with Jayco,... Read more

TriMas Posts Record Second-Quarter Revenue

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TriMas Corp., parent to Cequent Performance Products, today (July 31) announced record sales for its second quarter, ended June 30. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based company reported net sales from continuing operations totaled $404 million, an increase of 6.9% compared to second quarter 2013. Second-quarter net income from continuing operations attributable to TriMas was $26.2 million, or 58 cents per diluted share, as compared to income of $26.2 million, or 65 cents per diluted share, during... Read more

Roadtrek Shifts Morales to Sales Director Slot

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Class B motorhome builder Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. announced the appointment of Joe Morales to director of sales administration and events.  “Joe has been an integral part of the Roadtrek team for many years filling important roles for Roadtrek in territory management, marketing and event management,” said Jim Hammill, president of Kitchener, Ontario-based Roadtrek. “He brings a work ethic and diligence to his roles that have paid dividends for us. “Joe’s new duties will encompass training... Read more

Northwood Owners Rally Attracts Over 80 Rigs

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Northwood rally participants For 12 years running, the Northwood RV Owner’s Association (NROA) hosted its annual rally at Eagle’s Hot Lake RV Park in La Grande, Ore. – home of Northwood Manufacturing Inc. According to a press release, the event ran June 17-21.  Northwood again helped host the annual rally that brings together active RVers who own Northwood-brand RVs. The event continues to grow and this year brought together more than 80 coaches with over 160 participants from as far... Read more

Sorenson to Oversee Winnebago Bus Division

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Jamie Sorenson Winnebago Industries Inc. has named Jamie Sorenson to the position of director of specialty vehicles. According to a press release, Sorenson is responsible for the Metro transit bus and commercial vehicle production. Sorenson, 43, joins Winnebago with a comprehensive background in emergency vehicle services, fire supply, emergency management, custom farm field operations, sheet metal fabrication and over-the-road trucking.  “Jamie brings a unique perspective to our bus and... Read more

Calif. Panel Calling for Revamp of State Parks

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California needs to completely make over the way it pays and cares for its state parks, according to a state commission reviewing a park system it says is in severe crises. According to a Los Angeles Times report, the 12-person commission issued a preliminary report calling for an “internal transformational team” to develop a new organizational and business model within two years. “This is not time to be shy or reticent,” said Ken Wiseman, executive director of the Parks Forward commission. The... Read more

VIDEO 2: WIT Club Rally Members Get ‘Happy’

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Winnebago Industries Inc. announced the premiere of the 2014 WIT Club Grand National Rally video “Happy!”  Produced by WIT Club members, the four minute music video is set to Pharrell Williams hit song “Happy.” To view the video click here or scroll down the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page. “I’ve worked at Winnebago for 15 years and, in my experience, have never seen a video like this in the RV industry,” said Kelli Harms, Marketing and Sales Promotions Manager for Winnebago.... Read more

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