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Update: Venue Changed for Walorski ‘Roundtable’

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

According to a notice from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the venue has been changed for today’s (Aug. 25) manufacturing roundtable with Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski. According to RVIA, “to accommodate a large turnout” the roundtable has been moved to the Lexington Engineering Center, a larger facility next door to the original location at Dynamax Corp. in Elkhart. The roundtable with Walorski, organized by the the National Marine Manufacturers Association... Read more

ARVC Foundation Helping Flooded Campgrounds

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The ARVC Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), announced that it has granted disaster relief funding to three campgrounds within the past week. Two of the awarded campgrounds were damaged by the recent devastating floods in Louisiana. The third campground, also affected by flooding, is located in Colorado. According to a release, the ARVC Foundation created the Disaster Relief Fund in 2005 to assist campgrounds affected by Hurricane Katrina.... Read more

National Parks Mark Centennial with Record Visits

August 25, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

The National Park Service turns 100 today (Aug. 25), and parks nationwide are celebrating with events, exhibits and a weekend of waived entrance fees. As reported by USA Today, it presents a perfect opportunity for visitors to take in some of the nation’s most breathtaking natural wonders. In many parks, especially southwest Utah’s Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks, it could also be an opportunity to draw more attention to the crowding and funding issues facing park managers. Zion has seen... Read more

FEMA Shipping Mobile Homes to La. Flood Victims

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Mobile homes will fill front yards across southern Louisiana again, just like after Hurricane Katrina, as federal authorities bring in temporary housing for thousands of people displaced by catastrophic flooding. The Associated Press reported that these houses, though, will be on blocks and strapped down — not on wheels like the travel trailers of a decade ago. As he announced the disaster housing plans Wednesday (Aug. 24), Gov. John Bel Edwards described a “shelter at home” program... Read more

‘Sys2K’ Software Improves Lazydays’ Efficiencies

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Sys2K reported a successful implementation of its Infinity dealer management software with Lazydays RV, improving efficiencies for the dealer’s service, parts and retail accessories departments. With over 130 RV technicians and 315 service bays, Lazydays required a software system that provided “full visibility of all aspects of the operations from instant notifications of sold units, mechanic parts requests and special order parts receipts,” according to a press release. Sys2K... Read more

RVDA Endorses Omnia ‘Worker Assessment Tool’

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) has endorsed the Omnia Group, an employee behavioral assessment firm that “can give dealers an edge in hiring and retaining quality employees,” according to a release. The Omnia Group’s assessment solutions can help dealers select the right person for the job, increase retention, develop top talent, improve communication, and build a strong workplace culture. Omnia’s behavioral assessment tool, The Omnia Profile, reveals the personality... Read more

ASA Electronics Adds Smith to Engineering Team

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Terry Smith ASA Electronics announced the hiring of Terry Smith as engineering lab technician. In the role, Smith will be validating product designs to ensure the long-term durability of each product. He is also tasked with detecting any potential material or performance weaknesses in order to maintain product excellency. “Before joining ASA, I developed over 20 years of global experience supporting electronics manufacture and quality assurance through all product development stages including... Read more

Lippert Releases Upgrade for ‘myLCI’ Mobile App

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Offering instant access to comprehensive Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) product- and service-related information, the myLCI mobile app, created by the Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier, has been an efficient resource for more than 8,000 users since its original release. With its most recent software update, the app now features an improved search algorithm, providing users with a much larger keyword database including part number associations that allow easier access to LCI products and support documentation,... Read more

Neff Bros. Honors Loyal Patron With a Free Rental

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lorain, Ohio-based rental company Neff Brothers RV will honor a loyal customer this week with use of a motorhome for an annual trip to Michigan International Speedway (MIS). According to a press release, Adam Reichman of Perry, Ohio, has been making the trek to MIS for more than 15 years with a group of friends, but in 2001, they decided to forgo tent camping and rent a motorhome for the NASCAR race. “We knew right away after talking with Angela at Neff Brothers RV that we were going to be hooked... Read more

Ky. Jellystone Park Hosts Six Dominican Students

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Campers who visited Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Cave City, Ky., this summer got to interact with six international college students from the Dominican Republic, the Glasgow Daily Times reported. The students, who have since returned to the Dominican Republic, worked in a variety of departments at the campground from recreation to maintenance. Their fields of study in college vary from engineering and mathematics to business administration. This is not the first year for the campground to employ... Read more

Winnebago Initiates Production at Oregon Facility

August 24, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

Line workers fine tune Winnebago Grand Tour diesel in Junction City Inheriting a veteran workforce and a 270,000-square-foot manufacturing and service facility, Winnebago Industries Inc. has begun rolling product down the line at the former Country Coach Inc. complex in Junction City, Ore. The Forest City, Iowa-based builder, which acquired the property and equipment on Dec. 2, 2015, is still in the process of modifying the plant situated on about 41 acres, 27 of which are currently developed.... Read more

RVIA, NMMA will Host Walorksi in Ind. ‘Roundtable’

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Jackie Walorski The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) are hosting a manufacturing roundtable with Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski on Aug. 25 as she visits Elkhart to showcase the thriving RV and recreational boating manufacturing industries and their impact on the local community and state, as well as the national manufacturing economy. The roundtable will take place at Dynamax Corp., a part of Forest River Inc., maker of pontoons... Read more

RVDA of Canada Celebrates 30th Year at Hall Event

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

RVDA of Canada members view the leadership bricks outside the Hall of Fame (Photo by Tyler Klassen) The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada marked the organization’s 30th anniversary Tuesday (Aug. 23) night with a special reception, recognition ceremony and dinner at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. (To view a slideshow scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page). Attendees included numerous past RVDA of Canada chairmen as well as the current board and... Read more

Arrow to Hold ’17 Exhibitor’s Showcase Jan. 24-25

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Arrow Distributing announced that the 2017 Exhibitor’s Showcase will be held at the IP Resort, Spa and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., January 24-25. According to a press release, the multiday event will include vendor seminars along with food an entertainment. Manufacturer seminars will be held throughout the day on Jan. 24 and the show floor will be open for a sneak preview. Attendees that arrive on Jan. 23 may take advantage of VIP limousine service from the airport.  Contact the local Arrow... Read more

Lippert Adds Side Entry to ‘Toy Hauler Ramp Deck’

August 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced today (Aug. 24) the addition of side entrance access steps to its toy hauler ramp door party deck. According to a press release, the deck is designed to transform the ramp door of a coach into additional living area by converting the previously unusable space into a fully functional outdoor deck in minutes. “Toy hauler patio systems have been a rapidly evolving product line over the past several years, and we’re pleased to be bringing another advancement... Read more

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