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Elkhart Businesses Help Nonprofit Campground

June 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Lippert CEO Jason Lippert pitches in at Five Star Life campground On June 19, five Elkhart, Ind., companies representing various industries along with more than 100 volunteers came together to help the Five Star Life nonprofit campground prepare for the upcoming camping season. Facilitated by Acts of Service, a Lippert Components Inc. initiative, volunteers helped groom the grounds at the 300-acre camp in Union, Mich., despite rainy conditions. “To be a part of and see companies coming together... Read more

VIDEO 1: Happe Summarizes Winnebago Growth

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In the wake of the release of its fiscal third-quarter financials, Winnebago President and CEO sits down with CNBC concerning the company’s growth and the overall health of the industry. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Horizon Global Provides Update on ‘Action Plan’

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Horizon Global Corp. provided a revised business outlook and an update on its action plan, initiated in March, including strategies to improve performance in its Americas and Europe-Africa segments. “In March, we announced a series of immediate and longer-term steps to improve performance, which are now part of the company’s overall action plan,” said Carl Bizon, interim president and CEO. “We have identified additional initiatives, primarily in Europe-Africa, to expand the action... Read more

Winnebago’s 3Q Income Soars on Towable Gains

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Forest City Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc. today (June 20) reported an 18% increase in revenue while net income soared 67.7% during the company’s fiscal third quarter, ended May 26. Sales totaled $562.3 million compared to $476.4 million for the fiscal 2017 period. Net income was $32.5 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, compared to $19.4 million, or 61 cents per share, in the same period last year. Other highlights:  • Gross profit was $85.5... Read more

Fed Chair: ‘Economy Supports More Rate Hikes’

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said sturdy U.S. economic growth has built a strong case for continuing to gradually lift interest rates. According to a Wall Street Journal report, he warned against policy makers growing complacent now that the central bank has nearly achieved its goals for employment and stable prices. “Today, with the economy strong and risks to the outlook balanced, the case for continued gradual increases in the federal-funds rate remains strong and broadly supported... Read more

TCM: Stablecamper Serves Truck Camper Market

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Candice and Jared Sund, owners of Stablecamper, with daughter, Taylor Editor’s Note: The following Q&A with the founders of Stablecamper, providers of truck camper gear and accessories, appears in the latest issue of Truck Camper Magazine. It’s amazing how few products and accessories speak directly to the truck camper marketplace.  Walking through a RV store, there are entire departments, aisles, and end caps devoted to the needs of fifth-wheel, travel trailer, and motorhome owners... Read more

Trainer Christiansen Will Present At ‘RVDA Show’

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Doug Christiansen, a senior trainer for Joe Verde who teaches ‘train-the-trainer workshops’ for dealers and managers, will make his RVDA Convention/Expo debut during the workshop, ‘Get Them All – Whether They Click or Call!’   According to a press release, the workshop takes place on Nov. 7 at Paris Las Vegas. Watch a video preview of the workshop. During this workshop, attendees will learn: How to change the mindset of your salespeople to get customers into... Read more

Learning Center to Host Morgan Stanley Webinar

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The Mike Molino RV Learning Center will host a webinar presented by Morgan Stanley on July 12 at noon (CDT) examining the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and how it affects dealers’ business. The presentation will focus on: Tax planning ideas in light of tax reform. Valuable suggestions for a proactive next year tax season. Tax efficiency talking points you can take back to your local accountant. Presenters include Brad Stanek at Morgan Stanley and Mark Mirsky of ROI Business... Read more

SEMA: Tariffs Hurt U.S. Companies & Consumers

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Editor’s Note: The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) cautioned President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress that tariffs imposed by the U.S. government are harming American companies, workers, and consumers. SEMA member companies are now grappling with higher-priced steel and aluminum because of global tariffs. The U.S. government... Read more

Keystone Automotive Carries REDARC Products

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Australian-based REDARC announced the addition of Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. as a North American distributor for the general automotive, recreational vehicle and trailering market segments.  Keystone Automotive, a division of LKQ Corp. and parent of NTP-STAG, will be offering and stocking several REDARC products, including: Tow-Pro electric trailer brake controllers; BCDC in-vehicle dual battery chargers; dual battery isolators; voltage monitoring gauges; DC power supplies and charge... Read more

Land ‘N’ Sea to Host RV & Marine Show in Vegas

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Land ‘N’ Sea announced its RV & Marine Dealer Trade Show is slated to run at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 18-19, according to a press release. Hosted by Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Land ’N’ Sea Distributing Inc., the event will showcase the company’s array of RV and marine products. Last year’s combined marine and RV show was a test and, according to the release, it was a huge success. The cross platform of the products together provides many buying... Read more

Aspira Lead Sponsor For Great Outdoors Month

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The Great Outdoors Month Council announced Aspira as its new lead sponsor for 2018, according to a press release. Dallas, Texas-based Aspira provides a comprehensive suite of reservation and licensing technology, and service solutions supporting federal, state, provincial and local government park, campground and conservation agencies, as well as private campground owners. Aspira is supporting Great Outdoors Month throughout the month of June by helping state “recreation coordinators” introduce... Read more

VIDEO 2: nüCamp Teardrop Tailored for Camping

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nüCamp RV CEO Scott Hubble offers a look at the company’s teardrop camper lineup. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.     Read More →

FRVTA Sees Strong Turnout For Summer Shows

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The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) just completed its two summer RV shows in West Palm Beach and Tampa.  According to a press release, the West Palm show was on record pace through Saturday but rain on Sunday kept the attendance just under a new high mark. FRVTA reported that the Tampa Bay show did hit a new record for attendance in spite of some Friday afternoon rain. The West Palm Beach Summer RV Show took place over Mother’s Day weekend in May at the South Florida Fairgrounds.... Read more

Lippert Named As Midwest Entrepreneur of Year

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Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI), received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the Midwest. According to a press release, the award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Lippert was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on June 13 at Navy Pier in Chicago. “I’m humbled to be recognized among such... Read more

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