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KPA Webinar will Outline New Calif. Overtime Pay

April 16, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The California Supreme Court has adopted a new method for employers to calculate overtime, effective immediately. KPA, in conjunction with the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, is hosting two webinars on the new program set for April 17, from 2–3 p.m. (EDT) and April 24 from 2–3 p.m. (EDT). According to a release, attendees will learn: What the California Supreme Court’s decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container means to dealers. How to calculate overtime bonuses. Tips... Read more

Fed’s Dudley Sees More Gradual Rate Hikes in ’18

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the central bank will stay on its gradual path of raising interest rates unless inflation moves up by “an appreciable margin,” according to a Bloomberg report. “I don’t think we know exactly how many more rate hikes we are going to do this year,” Dudley said Monday in an interview with CNBC television. “As long as inflation is relatively low, the Fed is going to be gradual. Now, if inflation were to go above 2% by an appreciable... Read more

Steele Rubber Products Intros Site with Live Chat

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Steele Rubber Products announced the launch of an all-new website that includes a live chat feature. According to a press release, the company designed the website to better meet its customers’ needs as a new social platforms was created to offer current information on new products, events and how-to tips. The RV catalogue has also been redesigned to provide a more exact match for their applications.  According to the company, “We’ve worked... Read more

VIDEO 1: ‘ROTV’ Details Lance 1172 Truck Camper

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On this week’s “Rollin’ On TV” episode, Jeff Johnston checks out the new Lance 1172 truck camper. Also, the crew visits the Desert Oasis Campground located just outside Bisbee, Ariz., while Mark Polk from RV Education 101 shows how to change the rubber moldings and seals on RVs with Steele Rubber products. To view the video click here or scroll to the right side of the RVBUSINESS.com home page.  Read More →

Report: NHTSA Releases Latest List of RV Recalls

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Editor’s Note: The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA).  • KZRV Inc. is recalling 55 2018 KZRV Sportsmen Classic recreational trailers, models 130RB and 150RBT. These vehicles are equipped with Norcold N306 mini refrigerators that may have a loose or missing propane gas valve test port screw. For additional information click here.    Read More →

Thetford Announces Acquisition of Nova Kool Mfg.

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Thetford Corp. announced that it has acquired Nova Kool Manufacturing, a maker of refrigeration products for mobile and off-power grid applications. Terms of the purchase were undisclosed. Based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Nova Kool manufactures more than 25 products for the RV, marine and truck markets. Its products include AC/DC and DC refrigerators and freezers in single-door, two-door, side-by-side and upright configurations. “Nova Kool is another great addition to the Thetford family... Read more

Skyline Corp. Reports Rise in 3Q Revenue, Profits

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Elkhart, Ind.-based Skyline Corp., a builder of park model RVs and manufactured housing, reported a 12.3% increase in revenue for its fiscal third quarter, which included approximately $5 million of homes constructed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) emergency efforts. Sales totaled $58 million for the quarter, up from $51.6 million in the year-ago period. The quarter included net sales of $7.6 million attributable to Skyline’s... Read more

ORR Officially Launches With Event at Capitol Hill

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ORR Members Meet with Sec. Zinke Congressional and administration officials joined recreation industry leaders to mark the formal launch of the nation’s premier coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). During a Capitol Hill reception, the group outlined its goals of educating decision makers about the importance of the outdoor recreation economy and ensuring that public lands and waters remain accessible for outdoor enthusiasts. According to a... Read more

Banks Built Lumber Co. Into Key RV, MH Supplier

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Glenn Banks Glenn Loren Banks, founder, president and CEO of Elkhart, Ind.-based Banks Lumber Co., passed away peacefully on March 29 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91. After graduating from Elkhart High School, Banks joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from Indiana University School of Business, was president of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and served on the Student Foundation Steering Committee. Upon graduation he moved to Elkhart, entered the wholesale lumber business and in... Read more

Patrick Industries to Issue 1Q Earnings on April 26

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Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier Patrick Industries Inc. expects to release its first-quarter financial results before the market opens on April 26. Patrick Industries will also host a conference call 10 a.m. (EDT) to discuss results and other business matters. Participants on the call will include CEO Todd Cleveland, President Andy Nemeth and Josh Boone, chief financial officer. The company reported a 47% increase in revenue during its fourth quarter lifted by a 44% gain in RV sales, while... Read more

CWH Acquiring ‘Cullum & Maxey Camping Center’

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Camping World Holdings Inc. announced that an agreement has been signed to acquire Cullum & Maxey Camping Center located in Nashville, Tenn. “For over 60 years, Cullum & Maxey Camping Center has earned its customer’s business by providing quality products and service backed with a highly experienced team and reliable RV care,” said Marcus Lemonis, chairman of Camping World, in a press release. “Attention to details has made Cullum & Maxey a leader in the RV industry and we look... Read more

SSI: Canada Towable Sales Off 2.5% Through Feb.

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Canadian towable sales remained flat in 2018, edging down 2.5% for the first two months.  According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by segment showed: • Travel trailer sales edged up 1.8% year-over-year through February. • Canadian fifth-wheel sales tumbled 16.5% for the two months. • Folding camping trailer registrations fell 26.8% through February. • Two park model RVs were sold in the first two months. Thor... Read more

Brown & Brown Grows RVDA-Endorsed Coverage

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Brown & Brown of Kentucky Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., continues to expand its role in the RV retail arena with a health insurance program tailored for recreational vehicle dealers. The “RV Dealers Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement” was introduced by the Florida-based firm in early 2017 as the only health insurance brokerage endorsed by the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA). Brown & Brown’s program has grown to include 22 dealers employing... Read more

KOA: Tech Can Detract from Camping Experience

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Campground owners need to be willing to embrace technology at their campgrounds, but how campers use that technology while camping may be shifting, according to the 2018 North American Camping Report commissioned by Billings, Mont.-based Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA). The report indicates that 93% of campers bring some form of mobile device with them on camping trips, while one-fourth of all campers “say it is important to them to share their experiences on social media.” Wi-Fi... Read more

Winnebago Leaders Attend D.C. Tax Reform Event

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(L-R) Winnebago’s Chad Reece, Jessica Volk, Jason Gordon and President and CEO Michael Happe Representatives from Winnebago Industries Inc. attended a “Tax Reform for American Workers” event at the White House today (April 12). The event included remarks from President Donald Trump on the recently enacted tax cuts and jobs act by the United States Congress. Representing Winnebago Industries were President and CEO Michael Happe, Director, Corporate Relations Chad Reece,... Read more

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