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Slideshow: ‘Furrion’ Unveils Elkhart Headquarters

May 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The chief marketing officer of a global manufacturer said its new U.S. headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., will serve as “central hub for innovation” of its wide array of products geared toward high-end consumers. Inside INdiana Business reported that during a Thursday (May 18) unveiling event, Matt Fidler said the 35,000-square-foot facility – adjacent to the RV/MH Hall of Fame – would be Furrion’s “gateway of technology to the U.S. recreational vehicle, home, yacht and... Read more

Kem Krest Joining LCI’s ‘Acts of Service’ Initiative

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Kem Krest’s Meggan Fink announces Acts of Service initiative Kem Krest announced Wednesday (May 17) during an open house for its new distribution center in Elkhart, Ind., that it will be the first company to join in on the community “Acts of Service” initiative introduced by Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) that aims to give back to the communities from which their employees live, work and play.  According to a press release, for the past five years Kem Krest has had... Read more

IMHA-RVIC Holds Indy Speedway ‘Day at the Track’

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A beautiful but windy day, roaring Indy cars, and musical and dance performances by the Indy 500 Gordon Pipers all contributed to a successful event Wednesday (May 17) as the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council Inc. (IMHA-RVIC) held its 2nd annual “Day at the Track.” More than 70 IMHA-RVIC members and guests gathered in the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where they were able to view a pit stop practice and dozens of runs by... Read more

KPA Webinar to Outline Managing Summer Interns

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KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, will host a free webinar on May 24 from noon to 1 p.m. (EDT) focusing on how dealers can manage summer interns for optimal productivity while providing a worthwhile work experience for the interns. Register online.  Presented by Kelly Pinkerton and Kathryn Carlson, attendees will learn when it is appropriate and required to pay interns, how to effectively structure an internship program, how to best manage Generation X, Y... Read more

Lance Rolls Out New Marketing Tools For Website

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Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. announced yet another enhancement in a series of recent additions to its dealer communication portal known as the Lance Dealer Network (LDN). According to a press release, the Lancaster, Calif.-based company has redesigned the user interface (UI) of the marketing section in order to make it easier for dealers and marketing partners to locate and download assets at no charge. “Essentially, anything that we produce in the development of our marketing materials is... Read more

Airstream, Tommy Bahama Align on Sweepstakes

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Tommy Bahama and Airstream Inc. have partnered for a luxury camping experience in the Tommy Bahama Airstream Special Edition travel trailer.  According to a press release, the grand prize luxury camping experience includes airfare for two, 5 days/4 nights at a coastal location in a Tommy Bahama Airstream Special Edition travel trailer, dinner, a personal shopping trip to Tommy Bahama Restaurant Bar & Store and a Tommy Bahama beachside welcome kit with beach gear and accessories. The... Read more

Horizon Global will Sponsor the Detroit Grand Prix

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Horizon Global and its OEM division, TriMotive Americas, are partner sponsors of the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, the companies announced today (May 18). The event is scheduled June 2-4 at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park road course and features seven races from four series: the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader; the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks; and the Trans Am Series presented... Read more

FBR Names KOA Franchisees to its ‘Rockstar’ List

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Kampgrounds of America (KOA) announced that Chris and Pauline Wood, owners of the San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA  in California, have been identified by franchisee satisfaction research firm Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 41 “Rockstar Franchisees.” The Woods were selected from more than 30,000 franchisees, representing 340 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research in the past 18 months.  “The Woods set an admirable example when it comes... Read more

7th Annual Kids to Parks Day is Set to Run May 20

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Nearly 1 million people are expected to get outdoors May 20  for the National Park Trust’s 7th annual Kids to Parks Day. According to a release, children, families and schools across the country will celebrate their local, state and national parks at more than 1,000 events. Mayors from more than 350 cities and towns from Boston to San Diego have signed resolutions of support and are planning events this weekend. Visit www.kidstoparks.org for a complete list of park events... Read more

RVIA Will Debut ‘Top-Tech Challenge’ at Louisville

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The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced the launch of its first annual “Top-Tech Challenge,” set to take place at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 26-30. According to a press release, RV technicians are invited to compete live in a head-to-head competition in Louisville to earn the title of “Top Tech” and $10,000. The challenge will pit eight finalists against each other at the show and the final round will take place over the four-day... Read more

CARAVAN SALON To Feature Over 600 Exhibitors

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Last year’s CARAVAN SALON saw record crowds CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF will feature over 600 international exhibitors and more than 2,100 recreation vehicles, including 130 towable and motorhome brands, covering 2.3 million square feet of exhibit space in 13 halls. The event will take place Aug. 25 through Sept. 5 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. The show will again cover all market segments. In addition to the diversity of RVs, accessories, technical equipment, fittings,... Read more

Aliner’s Randall a Finalist for Entrepreneur of Year

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EY announced that Airliner President and CEO Brett Randall is a finalist for the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year award in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region, according to a press release. The awards program, currently celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Randall was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners... Read more

PleasureLand Announces Surplus Store Opening

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PleasureLand RV Center announced the grand opening of its RV, cabin and ice house surplus store in Brainerd, Minn, The all-new surplus store caters to do-it-yourselfers wanting to update or remodel an RV or cabin, or building an ice house. The surplus store, featuring a revolving inventory, offers a broad selection of overstock and discontinued furniture, appliances, TV’s, doors, windows, furnaces and light fixtures. Grand opening festivities opened today (May 18) with... Read more

Winnebago Fuse ‘C’ Owners Gather in Tennessee

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Editor’s Note: The following is a press release appearing in Automotive World. As Don and Sonya Pace backed their Ford Transit-based motorhome into a spot at Smoky Mountain Premier RV Resort in Cosby, Tenn., the spring Winnebago Fuse owners’ get-together was officially under way. Setting up camp and meeting friends is a source of pride for these new Fuse owners and founders of the annual gathering. The get-together is one of a handful of enthusiast events held around the country each year... Read more

Pacific Coachworks Hires Former Motocross Star

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Pacific Coachworks Inc. (PCW) announce that former motocross champion Sean Hamblin has joined its team. According to a press release, Hamblin was the Canadian 125 champion in 2000 while riding for Factory Suzuki team from 2002 to 2004 and Monster Kawasaki in 2005. He subsequently created and branded his own team with Monster’s first year in Mexico. In 2006 he was part of the Rockstar Suzuki team, and in 2007 participated in the World MXGP and British Championships while riding with Factory... Read more

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